Edos were embroiled in disgraceful scenes this week outside the United Nations General Assembly building in New York. A few people who identified themselves as "Edos" chose to hijack the Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki, with ugly chants as he approached the building entrance.
The actions of these "So-called Edos" have been met with an angry response from Edo Elders, Professionals, Unions, associations, and members of the Edo Diaspora, from across the USA, UK and Europe. They have condemned this act and have tasked these "so-called Edo people" in New York to come and state their grievances. Edos will not stand by and watch a few people damage our state’s reputation.
Edos in Diaspora respect all our Edo leaders regardless of party. APC, PDP, The Midwest, APGA or any Edo leader of note should not be worried or feel threatened about visiting the Diaspora, especially the Governor. What the Edo diaspora do is encourage our leaders to do their best for the people of Edo State and we support them accordingly. We pray for them and our state.
The way Edos in Diaspora feel about Governor Godwin Obaseki was demonstrated at the Edo Summit held in the UK in June 2019, and, The Edo National convention in Washington DC held last month. Our resolve to join hand with our leaders to better Edo State has not changed and neither has our support for the Government in power.
Edos in Diaspora led by Dr. Loretta Ogboro Okor and Mrs Esosa Edogiawere have set up an " Edo Flood Relief fund" to assist Edo citizens affected by the flood in Edo State. The fund will help Edos affected replace some of their possessions lost in the flood. There is also an open donation of clothes, pots, books fans etc which will be shipped to Benin and distributed to the areas affected. More details of what the fund will be distributing and how people can participate will be available next week.
Edo people are known to be raised with respect. We implore our brothers in New York to join up with other Edos in the Edo Flood relief project and other good things that will assist Edo people and kindly desist from actions that will give Edo people and Edo state a negative image.
Please find the link to the Gofundme Edo flood Relief below, kindly support.
Edo leaders are welcome in the Diaspora.