The Onojie of Ubiaja, HRH Zaiki Curtis Aidenojie, has declared the support of his people for the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Godwin Obaseki, saying “the people of Ubiaja are solidly behind you”.
Speaking while receiving Governor Adams Oshiomhole, the APC governorship candidate, Godwin Obaseki and his running mate at his palace yesterday, the royal father who through his spokesman, Mr. Ojezele Osezua Sunday, said, “we are happy for the various works he has done in Edo State as well as in Esan South East.
“On this note, I want to tell you that just like in the Bible, before Elijah departed; he handed over the mantle of leadership to Elisha. We are very much sure that is exactly what you want to do. You want to hand it over to Obaseki.
“The people of Ubiaja are solidly behind you. We want to assure that in this election, we will support you. The type of votes you have not gotten in this local government before, this time around, you will get it. God bless you, sir.”
Speaking earlier, Governor Adams Oshiomhole said the governorship candidate of the APC would do more projects for the people, “I am trying to show to your highness what we have done with the previous mandate, what has changed in your domain and other domains around you, to lay foundation and justification why we are able to approach you with all humility to ask for your blessing so that everything that we have done these past eight years, we can guarantee that the next governor will not do less than that, most probably much more than that.
“Why? Because everything and anything that we have done, we have done with the collaboration of these two men: Godwin on the executive side as the chairman of our Economic Team, his running mate as the Majority Leader in Edo State House of Assembly working with your other children to appropriate the funds without which we would not have executed these programmes.”
“Also speaking, the candidate of the APC, Mr. Godwin Obaseki assured the royal father that if voted in, his government would provide and jobs for the people.
He said, “I want to assure you that given the opportunity, we will do all within our powers to accelerate the pace of development which we started seven and half years ago.”
The royal father thereafter offered prayers for the success of the APC candidate in the election.
Similarly, the Ojuromi of Uromi Kingdom, HRH Anselm Eidenojie II who received Governor Oshiomhole who offered his royal blessings and prayers for the candidates said: “the Comrade Governor has been very nice to us.
“Your Excellency, I know you have been a respecter of the traditional institutions. We will pray for them.”