From Tony Ehighiale, Benin
Youths numbering over 5,000 have decamped from People’s Democratic Party and other political parties from the 18 local government areas of Edo state to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). At an elaborate ceremony in Benin on Sunday, they said the need for continuity formed the basis for endorsing the candidacy of Mr. Godwin Obaseki for theSeptember 10th, governorship election.
Convener of the meeting and Edo State chairman of Godwin Obaseki Youth Campaign Organisation, Mr. Dennis Idahosa who addressed the youths said there is no alternative choice to Godwin Obaseki, saying “the Factional PDP candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-iyamu has failed Edo people before hence he cannot be trusted with power”
He called on youths irrespective of their party to rally support for Godwin Obaseki, as he will incorporate them into his government and urged them to consider the track records of the out going Governor.
Some members of Godwin Obaseki youths mobilization organization said victory is sure for the APC candidate as his track records as astute and committed democrat who they said will perform better than the comrade Governor.
They attributed the developmental strides of the Governor to Godwin Obaseki being the Chairman of the Edo State economic team for over seven years.
High point of the gathering was a motion moved by comrade Pikolo in support for the Godwin Obaseki that was unanimously endorsed by all the youths.