By Peterson Ibi
A member of the Board of Trustee (BOT) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mrs. Daisy Danjuma, on Monday in Benin, commended the former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, for identifying Governor Godwin Obaseki as the right person to succeed him for the development of the state.
Mrs. Danjuma who stated this while addressing the women wing of the party, ahead of the governorship election slated for Saturday, September 19, noted that there is no need to change a performing governor.
She added that success in government is where a governor was able to produce a right successor.
The former senator who represented Edo South senatorial district, noted that Governor Godwin Obaseki deserved a re-election for continuity of good performance.
She said the governor’s sterling performance in all sectors of the state’s economy compelled her to endorse the candidacy of the governor for a second term in office at a function in Lagos even before the governor’s defection to PDP.
“Governor Obaseki was in APC and I saw all what he was doing in Benin. I then said to myself, this is not about party but about the individual.
“In my opinion, he has done well. But as a member of Board of Trustee of PDP, I supported Obaseki for continuity even before his defection to the party.
“Since the nation returned to democracy in 1999, Governor Lucky Igbinedion ruled for eight years, Adams Oshiomhole also ruled for eight years, why is it that a performing governor will not do eight years? There is no reason why a performing governor will not have a second term.
“I saw it that Godwin Obaseki will do something great, that is why I said in spite of my party, I must support him for a second term for continuity, to be able to finish all the good job that he started, and that at the end of the tenure, he will look for a person who will continue with his good work,” she said.
While advocating for a violent-free election, Mrs. Danjuma called on parents to sensitize their children on the need to shun violent and being used as agent of electoral fraud.
“It is your duty to encourage everybody around you, convince your husband, children and friends to come out on Saturday to vote for Governor Godwin Obaseki and PDP.
“I always said Nigerians who are rich to please improve the society, use your resource to improve the society. Our money is not for guns nor for any violent things. Please, use it to improve the people and also feed the people.
“We have alot of things to do please let support a good and performing governor that will provide us good governance.
“Nobody has governed only for four years in the state. Please, let’s vote right, no man is God. Vote right. Use your PVCs right and vote for Obaseki’s re-election,” she added.
Earlier, wife of Edo State governor, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki, said the governor is fighting a political battle not to liberate only Edo state but the nation from the shackles of godfatherism.
She urged women in the state to troop out on election day to re-elect the governor.