Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Saturday urged the people of Edo to not only come out and vote but to defend their votes in the September 19 governorship election in the state.
Wike, who is the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Edo 2020 Governorship election campaign organisation, spoke at the flag-off of the party’s campaign at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin.
He urged the electorate to throw their weight behind Governor Godwin Obaseki, who he said had put an end to godfatherism in the state.
The Rivers governor said if Obaseki wanted to be selfish, he would be dancing to the tune of one person to the detriment of the good of the people.
According to him, the governor had done well and it was only wise to re-elect him to complete the ongoing infrastructural development of the state.
Wike urged the electorate not to entertain any fears but to ensure they come out to exercise their franchise on September 19.
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He gave an assurance that the campaign organisation would do all it could to ensure that the state was retained by the PDP come September 19.
Earlier, PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, who described Edo as the heartbeat of the nation, noted that the state determined the political barometer for other states.
He said the state economy would remain stable and vibrant under the PDP government, as Obaseki would continue his economic revival and sustainability.
“We want to continue to enhance what he has started,” Secondus said.
Similarly, the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, said he was happy the South-South zone remained the only region where all the governors belonged to the same party, the PDP.
He added that come 2023, the presidency would return to the PDP through the South-South.