By Simon Ebegbulem
MARKET women across the three senatorial districts of Edo State, yesterday, endorsed the APC governorship candidate, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, saying they were convinced that he would continue the developmental strides of Governor Adams Oshiomhole.
An elated Obaseki assured the women in the state to expect economic and human transformation in one year of his administration. He stated this at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium Benin City when he addressed the market women drawn from the three senatorial districts of the state.
Meanwhile, Governor Oshiomhole has approved the sum of N120 million for market women, assuring them that his administration would continue to boost their businesses through soft loans.
Obaseki further pledged to empower and create more industries where the women will serve as major marketers of their products, adding that soft loans will be released to market women across the state to enhance their businesses and improve their standard of living.
He thanked the women for making Governor Oshiomhole a life member of their association and also promised to reconstruct markets across the state, saying that health centers will also be constructed in each of the markets.
Earlier, the President General of the Market women, Mrs. Blacky Omoregie urged Mr. Godwin Obaseki to continue with the developmental projects of Governor Oshiomhole saying that the reconstruction of markets across the state would ensure the growth of businesses.
In his address, Governor Oshiomhole thanked the women for the support given to him so far, saying that “Obaseki will not disappoint you because he knows the problems of our state. We cannot go back to Egypt; PDP has no future for the youths and the women. You gave them an opportunity for ten years but rather than creating wealth, they pocketed our money for their families”.