• Tony Igele

Politics Over for Next 3 years, Says Obaseki

GOVERNOR Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has disclosed that with the close of the legal battle, which accompanied his declaration as the governor of Edo State, he was ready to work for the state and eschew the distractions of politics.

This was at a thanksgiving service at New Covenant Gospel Church in Benin City, where he appreciated God for his victory, and noted that he was the unlikely governorship candidate for the September 28, 2016, governorship election but was favoured by God to win the election.

He said, “Politics is over, at least for the next three years. I dedicate myself to working for everyone and Edo State.

“I call on you to pray to God that what my administration has achieved in the last eight months will be a tip of the iceberg compare to what God will use us and help us to achieve.”

The governor also expressed hope that his administration would make Edo people smile, and not regret giving him the mandate to govern the state.

He said, “Seeking the governorship office was not my idea as people received the vision for me, including my wife. I got confirmation from people.

“I thank them all and especially God for the support and the victory all the way. The campaign was tough, the primary was difficult, the economy was bad, we were in recession but God still helped us win the election.”

Meanwhile, President of the National Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) Rev Felix Omobude congratulated the governor for his victory, assuring him that the victory portrayed God’s stance with him.

Represented by Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Edo State Chapter, Bishop Dr Oriname Oyonnude Kure, Omobude said the Church was behind Governor Obaseki, and would rally round him to succeed.

“God is with you on this journey. He has given you victory all round, and you must rule the people with the fear of God,” he said.

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