Obaseki’s performance will earn him re-election, says Edo monarch


Ize-Iyamu gets Auchi traditional title, support

The Ogie of Ivbiaro Kingdom, Col. Salifu Elabor (rtd.), has said that the performance of Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki in the last three years and eight months will earn him re-election next month.

The monarch of Ivbiaro community in Owan East Council stated this when the governor, along with his deputy, Philip Shaibu, and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign team visited his palace yesterday.

Expressing delight at the visit by the governor and his campaign team, the governor reassured that Ivbiaro people would vote PDP to enable Obaseki consolidate on his administration’s first term achievements.

“Your Excellency, you will recall that Owan East voted for you massively in 2016 and we assure you of doing the same in the forthcoming election.

“Your reforms in education, health, sports and infrastructure, among other developmental strides recorded by your administration in the first term, earned you the sobriquet ‘Wake and See Governor’. We commend you for extending your developmental projects to our community.”

Praying for a peaceful election in the state on September 19, the monarch asked God to grant the governor’s desires.On his part, Obaseki assured that he would prioritise the construction of Agbede/Warrake/Ivbiaro road if elected for a second term.

Meanwhile, the Otaru of Auchi and Vice Chairman of the Edo State Council of Traditional Rulers, Aliru Momoh, Ikelebe III, has conferred the ‘Itsemakhoma’ of Auchi title on the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

The traditional ruler conferred the title, which means ‘This is our son’, on the APC candidate when he visited his palace.

He said the honour was hinged on Ize-Iyamu’s love for the people, track record of performance in his previously government positions and deep respect for the traditional institution.

In response, Ize-Iyamu expressed gratitude to the Auchi monarch for the honour and lauded him as a forward-thinking ruler who contributed immensely to the empowerment of his people and development of the kingdom. He promised to partner with the traditional institution in the state to fight insecurity.

“My promise to you is that if elected as governor, I will fight insecurity, halt and reverse the dwindling fortunes of the youths and women by setting them in the right direction,” he said.

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