Yoruba Residents In Edo Declare Support For Obaseki’s Re-election, Take Cue From Makinde’s Visit

The Oasis Reporters

September 4, 2020


Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde (right) and his Edo State counterpart and PDP governorship candidate, Mr Godwin Obaseki, after a consultative meeting held before the Party’s primary election in Benin. Makinde is also an anti godfather governor in Yoruba-land. PHOTO: Oyo State Govt.

…says with Obaseki’s reforms, Edo is home for all

Makinde’s early visit seem To have driven the support boost a notch higher


The Yoruba Community in Edo State has pledged to vote en masse for candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, to enable the governor continue with its multi-sectoral reforms.


Mr Abiodun Adewale, who made the pledge on Friday, while speaking to journalists in Benin City, the state capital, noted: “We are standing with Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu who have made Edo State another home for Yoruba businessmen and women.”

He added: “The Obaseki-led administration has made it easy for us to do our businesses here. Nobody harasses you anymore for illegal and burdensome levies. Ring Road, Lagos Street and other places where many Yoruba people ply their trade have been revamped, so we will all vote for Obaseki come September 19.”

He urged: “Yoruba people; lecturers, media practitioners, taxi and bus drivers, printers, taylors, hawkers of traditional medicine or agbo, farmers, those selling along Lagos Street and every other Yoruba person in Edo State should vote for Obaseki and the PDP.”

It will be recalled that in the immediate aftermath of former Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomole’s orchestration for Governor Obaseki to leave the APC as he would not accept the overlordship of a godfather over Edo state, Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde came on solidarity visit to Obaseki in Benin.

Political analysts in Benin City the Edo State capital say that the Yoruba community in the state saw Oyo State governor, Makinde’s visit as a tonic and a boost to drive up their support for Obaseki.

Makinde is one Yoruba governor who himself fought and won election against the overbearing influence of another APC godfather said to reside in Lagos.

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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