By Ikhili Ebalu, Benin City.
Edo state women from the 18 Local Government Council Areas have been urged to support and stand by Governor Godwin Obaseki in his bid for a second term in office, as, he marks three years Anniversary.
Edo State Commission for Social Development and Gender Issues,Mrs Maria Omozele Edeko on Friday in Benin City at the 2019 Edo women summit tagged “Alaghodaro”, said women should lead the fight for a second term of Governor Obaseki.
“Is the people that should determine who they want to go into social contract with. Women should lead the fight for a second term for Obaseki. When there is peace and prosperity, the women are better off. We all as a people must support his Excellency to continue his governance without any disturbance. “Edeko said.
She said governor Godwin Obaseki has re-enacted the purpose of governance, which is for the common good of the people.
In her remark, Wife of Edo State Governor, Mrs Betsy Obaseki appreciated the women for their unflinching support for the Obaseki led administration.
Mrs. Betsy Obaseki, said the Obaseki led government is doing a great job and delivering the devidend of democracy as it celebrates good governance in her third year anniversary.
Edeko said that the governor has remained focus on the people, adding that women can hardly survive were unbridled might is power.
“So I call on all women to give the greatest support to his Excellency in the struggle for a second term. No matter the money that may be given to you by those that want to steal our common patrimony, we must resist this evil and stand by the government of his Excellency Mr. Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki.
“The salvation of women, children, the elderly, persons living with disabilities and the entire people of Edo State lies in the survival of the administration of Obaseki. Take it as a fight for your survival and that of your children. Fight for it because you believe in it. It is an issue of principles and values.”, Edeko said.
Speaking on the achievements of the Obaseki led government in the past three years, Edeko said investors are coming to the state to harness prospects in projects.
She listed the projects to include, Benin River Port, the Edo Modular Refinery, Edo Innovation Hub, Edo Production Centre, the Benin Technical College, food production through the agricultural empowerment programmes, job creation, the festival of Arts and Culture, sports.