The governorship ambition of Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress in the upcoming Edo State election, received a boost within the week as the Edo North senatorial zone endorsed him.
In a meeting hosted in Auchi by an illustrious son of the zone, Dekeri Anamero, delegates from the six local governments in the district were reminded of the need for Afemai to present a united front at the primaries.
Anamero, a businessman and philanthropist rallied the people to stand behind their own candidate and promised more mobilisation.
His involvement in the Obaseki cause was driven by his love for his people, he said, noting that he was interested in ensuring that a leader who would consolidate on the achievements of the current administration emerged.
He justified his support for Obaseki because of his humble background and mien which they shared in common with their party the APC.
“Picking a wrong person could be very costly for Edo people. 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 supporters.
The Senatorial Women Leader, Mrs. Angelina Aigbokhai, described Obaseki as the “people’s choice”. She urged everyone present at the meeting to support the candidate to continue the programmes of the Adams Oshiomhole administration.
A youth leader, who identified himself as ThankGod, noted, “We never knew that our leader, Moore, 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 participant 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.”
Political analysts in the Edo North noted that the Obaseki campaign had received a boost with the singular meeting called by Dekeri,