By Osahon Osahon
The wife Edo State governor, Mrs Betsy Obaseki says her husband, Godwin is one the best performing governors in Nigeria.
Mrs. Obaseki, however, warned against neglecting women during the forthcoming governorship elections in the state.
The Edo first lady stated while addressing women during the 2019 Edo Women Summit on Friday in Benin, the state capital.
The programme was part of activities marking the 3rd anniversary of Governor Godwin Obaseki in office.
Women groups drawn from the 18 LGAs of the state were represented at the summit with the theme: “Delivering to our People: The Next Level.”
She advised that women should be given special consideration when picking names for political appointments, by not imposing their representatives on them.
She advised the governor to create women wing for his re-election campaign, said her husband was best performing governor and should be reelected during next year’s governorship election in the state.
Mrs. Obaseki who said that women constitute about 50 per cent of the voters in the state, added that “women are the ones who wait behind to protect their votes after election.”
According to her, the state has “produced one of the best performing governors” in her husband.
Earlier in her speech, the State Commissioner for Social Development and Gender Issues, Mrs. Maria Omozele Edeko, urged women in the State to lead the fight for a second term bid for Governor Obaseki.
“It is the people that should determine who they want to go into social contract with. Women should lead the fight for a second term of Obaseki.
“When there is peace and prosperity, the women are better off. We all as a people must support his Excellency to continue his governance without any disturbance.
“I call on all women to give the greatest support to his Excellency in the struggle for a second term. No matter the money that may be given to you by those that want to steal our common patrimony, we must resist this evil and stand by the government of his Excellency Mr. Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki.
“The salvation of women, children, the elderly, persons living with Disabilities and the entire people of Edo State lies in the survival of the administration of Obaseki. Take it as a fight for your survival and that of your children. Fight for it because you believe in it. It is an issue of principles and values,” Edeko said.