By Chinenye Festus:-
In view of the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Edo state, which has witnessed a lot of disorder and name-calling from the two major political parties the APC and the PDP.
The governor of Edo State Godwin Obaseki has assured the good people of Edo State that his administration remains resolute to ensure there is peace despite the provocation they’re witnessing from opposition party.
Governor Obaseki made this known on Tuesday when he visited the Egiegbai II of Ekperi Kingdom, His Royal Highness Deke Kanoba, in Etsako Central Local Government Area of the state.
He was at the traditional ruler’s palace to seek the monarch’s prayers and support ahead of the September 19, 2020 governorship election.
“I will continue to do everything within my powers, even in the face of provocation from the opposition, to ensure that our dear state is peaceful.
“No business can thrive in a state where there is no peace. As a government, we are determined to explore all means possible to grow our economy,” he told his host.
“I understand that there is also no place or business that can boom without constant electricity. We need electricity for our businesses such as fish farms which is a major source of income for the people of Ekperi.
“It’s our interest to construct roads and other infrastructures for our people. We have had some challenges with the management of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC).”.
He was accompanied to the palace by the state deputy governor, Philip Shaibu, and some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He also called for peaceful rallies among political parties and urged the security agencies to ensure a peaceful electioneering process.
The traditional ruler specifically pleaded with Governor Obaseki to look into the activities of BEDC in his area.
He, however, thanked the governor for the construction of the roads in Ogbago and Osomhegbe communities. Obaseki reiterated that he must finish what he started and he must deliver on all his promises to bring stability and good governance to Edo people.