Buhari Commends Oshiomole For Transforming Edo

President Buhari was at the APC Mega Rally at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City
President Buhari was at the APC Mega Rally at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City

President Muhammadu Buhari has applauded the achievements of Governor Adams Oshiomole in Edo State and described Godwin Obaseki, candidate of  the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Saturday’s Governorship Election, as the right person to succeed him.

Buhari gave the endorsement at the APC’s final campaign rally at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium on Tuesday in Benin, the state capital.

“Obaseki is a seasoned technocrat and I recommend him to you so that you can continue to grow the state’s developmental stride,” president Buhari said.

He also applauded what he described as the several achievements of Governor Adams Oshiomhole in the state.

Buhari said to the comrade governor: “I am grateful for inviting me to come today to identify with you. You have built schools and roads which I have seen myself,” he said.

The president said the Edo people should vote for Obaseki come Saturday, September 10, in order to sustain and continue with Oshiomhole’s “good works”.

He acknowledged that the country is going through certain economic challenges, but assured the people that his administration was on top of the matter.

President Buhari paid glowing tributes to the late Benin monarch, Oba Erediuwa, whom he described as a foremost traditional leader with unquestionable integrity.



    “I have not seen any more forthright traditional ruler,” he said.

    Earlier, the Edo State APC chairman, Anselm Ojezua, said the president’s visit would boost the party’s chances at the polls.

    He said the party and its candidate had prepared very well and are ready for the elections, “But the president gracing the final rally will no doubt further enhance the chances of the party at the poll,’’.

    “As for us, we have worked hard for the election, but the visit of Mr President today, Tuesday, is going to be an added advantage to us,” he had said.

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