The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming gubernatorial election and Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has called on voters in the state to come out en masse on September 19, to cast their votes for the PDP in order to sustain the developmental strides of his administration.
Obaseki who spoke with party faithful at Ward 9 in Egbedo, during the flag-off of his reelection campaign in Edo North Senatorial District of the state, said power belongs to the electoratw, adding that the forthcoming election will be about good and bad and the future of youths in the state.
The governor also received defectors from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ward 9, Egbedo, in Akoko Edo Local Government Area, who declared support for the governor’s re-election.
Obaseki said: “I promise to ensure that every child in Edo will have a skill by the time they finish junior secondary school and be able to work. We have introduced the Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation (EDOBEST) programme from primary one to six and by next year we will focus on junior secondary schools; we will also focus on technical education to ensure our youths become effective and contribute to the development of the state.
“When I entered Government House, I observed that the way roads were built in the past was not the best, so we changed the system and put in place a maintenance mechanism to ensure the roads built by my administration stand the test of time,” he added.
Barr. Jimoh Dayo Musa, who led the APC members into PDP, said Obaseki will get their votes and support as he had done well for the people of the state.