Buhari endorses Obaseki, says APC candidate credible to lead Edo

By Tony Ehighiale, Benin City

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State,  Mr Godwin Obaseki, as a seasoned technocrat capable of leading the state to greatness.

Speaking at the APC ’s mega campaign rally held at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium on Tuesday in Benin, President Buhari said, “Obaseki is a seasoned technocrat and I recommend him to you so that you can continue to grow the state developmental stride.’’

The President recalled the several previous invitations to him by Governor Adams Oshiomhole and applauded his several achievements in the state, saying, “I am grateful for inviting me to come today to identify with you. You have built schools and roads which I have seen myself.”

The President said Edo people would do well to vote for Obaseki on Saturday to sustain and continue with Governor Oshiomhole’s good works in the state.

He acknowledged the current economic challenges and assured the people that the nation would come out of the woods with the available human and material resources.

The President paid tributes to the late Oba Erediuwa, describing him as a foremost traditional leader with unquestionable integrity.

“I have not seen any more forthright traditional ruler,’’ he said.

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