Edo 2016: Edo North delegates endorse Obaseki’s candidature
The governorship ambition of Godwin Obaseki, one of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirants in the forthcoming Edo State election, received a boost yesterday as the Edo North senatorial zone endorsed him.
In a meeting hosted in Auchi, the district political headquarters, by an illustrious son of the zone, Dekeri Anamero (also known as Moore), delegates from the six local councils in the district were reminded of the need for Afemai to present a united front at the primaries.
Anamero, a successful businessman and philanthropist, is known for grassroots mobilisation and philanthropic activities in the State.Speaking on his involvement in Obaseki’s cause, Anamero said it was driven by his love for his people. He also noted that he was interested in ensuring that a leader who will consolidate on the achievements of the current administration emerges.
“Picking a wrong person could be very costly for Edo people. Though all the aspirants on the platform of the APC are qualified to run for the highest office in state, yet Obaseki, given his antecedents and intellectual sagacity, is a leg up above others.
“I am neither an aspirant nor a politician. But I am here as part of my desire for the good of the Afemai and Edo people in general. There could be complaints. But I can assure you that such complaints will be addressed if you channel them to me,” he told the participants,”
The Senatorial Women Leader, Mrs. Angelina Aigbokhai, described Obaseki as the people’s choice. She urged all delegates at the meeting to support the candidate to continue the programmes of the Adams Oshiomhole administration.
A youth leader, Thank God said: “We never knew that our leader was supporting Obaseki’s aspiration. But now that we know, we will go back home to work to deliver for him. We must not disappoint him.”
Another delegate from Owan said the Obaseki case had been decided since Dekeri is in support of his race. “He loves us; we must not disappoint him.”A political analyst, Mr Ralph Egibe said that Obaseki’s campaign has received a boost with the singular meeting called by Dekeri, who is popularly known as Moore among youths of Edo North.
“Two things stand out for Obaseki’s ambition in the Edo North endorsement. First, the candidate stands a chance to reap the goodwill of Anamero, who is famous for his contribution to the educational development of Edo and other humanitarian activities. Secondly, the APC’s political relevance has been re-oiled by the support.”