BENIN-CITY—FORMER Chairman of Oredo Local Government Area, Mr Osaro Obaze, the Oredo Local Government Area chapter of the Ohaneze Ndigbo, Tricycle Owners Association of Nigeria, Edo State chapter, have endorsed Dr Tom Obaseki for chairman of Oredo Local Government Area in the forthcoming March 3, 2018 Local Government election.
It would be recalled that Obaseki had Wednesday picked his expression of interest form and nomination form for the chairmanship election in Oredo and assured of his readiness to key into the ongoing reforms in the Local Government Areas embarked upon by governor Godwin Obaseki.
Speaking to Vanguard, Obaze asserted that “Looking at the people who intends to contest, Tom is one of the most qualified. He has been a constant factor in the Local Government, he is very creative and very vast in the area of generating income. As a matter of fact, now that the economic situation is tough, we need somebody like that to lead Oredo.
In a letter endorsing Obaseki, the Tricycle Owners Association of Nigeria, said they will mobilize their supporters across the entire wards in Oredo to ensure victory for Obaseki, whom they described as one of the most credible aspirants in the race.
“His antecedents speaks for him and that is why we want him. Oredo is the hub of Benin City and the biggest Local Government Area in the state, therefore we need a man with the requisite credentials, the experience and the academic prowess to lead the council. We are happy with the reforms Governor Obaseki embarked upon in the councils and it is our believe that Tom Obaseki will consolidate on that and expand the scope to the betterment of the people of Oredo” it stated.
Ohaneze Ndigbo in a statement, signed by Eze Luke Abbas, said: “we have known Tom Obaseki for many years now and he has excelled in everything he laid his hands on.