Senator Daisy Danjuma has called on all the women in Edo State to vote for Governor Godwin Obaseki for his second term in the September 19 governorship elections.
The senator made the call at a reception organised in her honour by Edo women in Benin. Danjuma said there was no need to change a performing team, adding that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate deserved a second term to carry on with his exceptional governance.
“The governor’s sterling performance in all sectors of the state’s economy compelled me to endorse his candidacy for a second term at a function in Lagos even before the governor’s defection to PDP. Obaseki was in APC and I saw all that 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 the board of trustee of PDP, I supported Obaseki for continuity even before his defection to the party. Since, the nation’s return to democracy in 1999, former 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,” stated the senator.
Danjuma also added that “There is no reason a performing governor will not have a second term. I saw it that Obaseki will do something great, that is why I said in spite of my party I must support him for a second term so that he can finish all the good job he stated.”
Furthermore, the senator pleaded with the community to shun violence, adding that they should not allow themselves to be used as agents of polling fraud. “It is your duty to encourage everybody around you, convince your husband, children, friends, and associates to come out on Saturday to vote for Obaseki and PDP.
“September 19 is a very important day and nobody should encourage violence. Please, let’s vote right. No man is God. Vote right. Use your PVCs right and vote for Obaseki’s re-election,” she added.
Meanwhile, the governor’s wife, Besty Obaseki said that Governor Obaseki was fighting a political battle to liberate not only Edo but the nation from the shackles of godfathers. Obaseki also called on women in the state to go out in large numbers to vote for his second term.