Edo monarch assures Obaseki, say ‘Oshiomhole’ll hand over to you’

By Tony Ehighiale, Benin

Royal fathers in Edo North Central Senatorial District have assured the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming election, Mr. Godwin Obaseki he will win the gubernatorial election scheduled to hold in September.

 The traditional rulers who converged on the palace of the Otaru of Igarra, Oba Adeche Saiki II, said Oshiomhole has done his best and they believe he will leave behind a worthy successor.

The monarch who spoke on behalf of others said: “Today, you have come to introduce to us the new person that will take over from you. We have listened attentively and we have no option than to believe all you said about him.

“For Mr. Godwin Obaseki, we congratulate you for your nomination as the gubernatorial candidate of the APC in this state. I am sure you will listen to our Governor. He has done his best and he is about going, maybe within the next four, months; he will give the baton to you, and we will be looking on you to give us your best too. Actually, we have been praying for a governor that will succeed Comrade Oshiomhole.”

Oshiomhole who introduced Obaseki and his running mate to the royal fathers said, “I have come to present Mr. Godwin Obaseki to you as our gubernatorial candidate, to ask for your royal blessings, your support and prayers, exactly the same way you prayed for me, and God answered, and I won overwhelmingly in this local government.

“Even by that time, the people with us now were not with us. Now, with more people now with us and retaining those who have long been with us, with your prayers, the journey should be a lot shorter and less tedious, and the outcome should be a more resounding victory. So, we are entirely in your hands.”

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