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Obaseki dissolves PDP Governorship Campaign Council

I'll be fair, objective in dealing with issues - Edo gov

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Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has dissolved the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governorship Campaign Council for the September 19 governorship election.

He made this known at a meeting with members of the state campaign council at Government House, in Benin on Monday.

During his speech at the ceremony, governor Obaseki appreciated the council for contributing to his re-election and their dedication to duty before and during the election. He also described members of the council as miracle workers.

“You are all miracle workers as far this election is concerned. If you sit back and reflect on our journey so far, the time, resources, and the victory that was finally achieved, you will agree with me that all those who contributed to the achievement are all miracle workers.

“I joined the PDP less than 100 days ago, put together this team and everyone went to work and got the result because we were all committed to our job. We moved around the 192 Wards across the state and I am not surprised at the result we have achieved.

“This meeting was organised first to thank you all for your effort and to formally dissolve the campaign council now that we have gotten the victory in the just-concluded governorship election in Edo State. I also urge you to try and document what happened because we have made history,” Obaseki said.

The governor also promised to provide Edo people goof leadership, noting that he will be fair, objective and transparent in dealing with issues. Obaseki said that his government has no choice but to deliver because the expectations of residents are high.

“We have so much to do between now and the day of inauguration (November 12, 2020). The country and the world are watching Edo.

“They want to see how we will manage our victory and what we will do with it. The expectations of Edo people are at an all-time high and we have no choice but to deliver.

“What I can promise the people is that I will provide the leadership and I will be fair, objective and transparent in dealing with issues.”

Obaseki also urged leaders of the PDP at the ward levels to get reports on the outcome of the election.

He said: “It is important because the commitment was made and those commitments have to be enshrined in the policies in moving Edo State forward in the next four years.

“It is important we document what we have promised. Political parties help in driving policies of government, as the foundation of the party is at the ward level. I urge the party leaders to participate at the ward level.”

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