The Edo State Governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has urged eligible voters in the state to come out en masse on Sep. 19 and vote for the PDP.
He said the call to vote for his party became necessary to “enable him consolidate on his achievements in the first term.”
In a statement forwarded to Igbere TV from Office of the Governor, Obaseki also ‘assured’ that the electioneering process will be violence-free.
Addressing party faithful during his reelection campaign rally in Urhonigbe wards 7 and 8, Orhionmwon Local Government Area, Obaseki charged the electorate to turn out without fear of intimidation or harassment to vote and stay back to defend their votes.
“Come out and vote, don’t be afraid as there would be no violence; nobody will fight on that day, come out and vote. I am assuring you as the Chief Security Officer of the state that there will be no violence in Edo during this election. We all made a promise at the palace of His Royal Majesty, Omo N’ Oba N’ Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, that there would be no violence during this election,” he assured.
The governor continued:
“Vote for the PDP and stay back to defend your votes so that your votes will count and when I come back as governor, Urhonigbe Community will receive more attention from my administration.
“We started a rubber plantation in Urhonigbe about a year ago as we have to create jobs for our young ones; we have to create a new economy as we cannot continue relying on crude oil. This election will determine if we will continue to do things that will move us forward or allow all those people who put us where we are, to come back, but God forbid!
“I know your problems here; look at the gully erosion ravaging some parts of this place. I saw it with my eyes and I have to do something about it,” he assured.