May 28, 2024

PDP campaign council hails Obaseki’s productivity ahead poll


Godwin Obaseki

•Says he is founder of New Edo State
•More resignations hit party

By Ozioruva Aliu

BENIN CITY—THE Ighodalo/Ogie Campaign Management Council, yesterday, lauded Governor Godwin Obaseki, saying despite having barely six months to the end of his administration, the government is still focused on bringing development to the people with several ongoing projects.

This position is on the heels of two prominent leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Martins Osakue, from Oredo Local Government Area, LGA, and former Federal commissioner in the Public Complaints Commission, PCC, Oladele Bankole-Balogun, from Akoko-Edo LGA, resigning their memberships of the party.

Deputy Director General, Media and Publicity, of the campaign, Olu Martins, in a statement, said Governor Obaseki has not allowed the on-going campaigns to distract his administration unlike in many states where by this time, governance would have gone on holiday which could be detrimental to the people.

He said: “Praises and criticisms are equidistant to each other. You can’t pick and choose one and leave the other. When people praise you and you enjoy it, you must also endure when you are criticized.

“One thing you must maintain however is focus so that whether you are criticized or praised it won’t affect your resolve to keep doing what you are convinced is right for your people.

“Hate him or like him, Governor Obaseki is one man who does what is right for Edo people. He may not always get things right but he is never afraid to try again if it didn’t work out the first or even second time. Governor Obaseki’s resolve to better the lives of the people has seen him working even when he has barely six months left. Many governors by now would have gone into full campaign mode not caring whether the people are catered for or not.

“Barely six months left and there are still major road constructions going on. The education hub is still going on with heavy duty equipment still in Iyaro, the location of the education hub.

“The specialist hospital now at the old Stella Obasanjo location is a site to behold. The Stella Obasanjo hospital that was just one building majorly for child and mother care now has multiple major buildings dotting the whole place designated different medical facilities.


Meanwhile, Osakue in a letter to Ward 2 Oredo LGA said he resigned because the party was “on a journey of self-destruction.”

He said that the party does not mean well for his Edo South and professional interest – education.

Osakue said he would not support the candidate of the party, Dr Asue Ighodalo since he said he was going to continue the programmes of Obaseki and “in the next one week, we shall ask questions: Where is the Tayo Akpata University of Education that Adams Oshiomhole left for Edo South? As a candidate, are you ready and willing to bring back Tayo Akpata University within three months of your inauguration if you win? Are you and your party ready to do something drastic about the various unbearable taxes imposed on businesses and individuals across Edo state?”