One-time senator who represented Edo South senatorial district in the National Assembly, Daisy Ehanire-Danjuma has canvassed support for the governor of Edo State and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Saturday’s gubernatorial election, Godwin Obaseki urging the people to come out en masse and use their permanent voter cards (PVCs) to vote for the candidate of their choice with confidence so that the will of the people would prevail.
Ehanire-Danjuma who spoke to journalists in Benin on Wednesday said “Governor Obaseki has done well and his second term is non-negotiable. Other past governors served two tenures, hence, I don’t know why even a more performing governor should not be given a second term. Any governor who performs well must continue. I urge you all to go out there to talk to those around you to vote for PDP”.
A member, Board of Trustee, BoT, of the PDP, Ehanire-Danjuma asserted that “Politics should not be about the party but about the individual who has done well; this is why I support Governor Godwin Obaseki for continuity. Anybody who has done well deserves a second term. I don’t see any reason why a performing governor should not have a second term…The election in Edo State lies in the hands of Edo people; democracy is government of the people, by the people and for the people”.
Preaching against electoral violence, the PDP chieftain said “We don’t want a violent election in Edo State but a peaceful election; we don’t need to buy more guns but use our resources to feed the poor because most Nigerians are living in poverty”.
Also speaking, wife of the governor, Betsy Obaseki expressed confidence that her husband would emerge victorious, noting that the governorship poll would redefine democracy in the country.
According to the first lady, “We know that when all of these battles are won, politics in Nigeria will be redefined and cleaned, and the right people who have the capacity, knowledge and the patriotic heart and mind will come into politics to better the lives of everyone by bringing development to their communities, states and the country in general.”