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I Expected Better Preparation For Edo Election From INEC – Obaseki

Godwin Obaseki

Godwin Obaseki

Governor Godwin Obaseki has come out to say that the conduct of the ongoing governorship election in Edo State is a bit disappointing.

He revealed this to journalists after casting his vote at his polling unit, in unit 19, Ward 4, Oredo LGA.

According to him, he actually waited for over thirty minutes before he could exercise his franchise and that is poor fro the commission.

He then added that INEC should’ve planned and prepared better for the election because they had the time to do just that.

His words, “I expected that INEC would have prepared better for this election. I waited for one and half hours on the queue before exercising my franchise. It is a bit disappointing.”

“Giving that this is a sole-day election, I expected a better planning for this election. Card readers were very slow and that’s the situation everywhere.”

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Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki (born 1 July, 1957 in Benin City, Nigeria) is a Nigerian politician and businessman, who is currently serving as the Executive Governor of Edo State. He was sworn in as the governor on 12 November 2016. He was the Chairman of the Edo State Economic and Strategy Team inaugurated by former Governor Adams Oshiomole in March 2009.

Born in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria, Obaseki is the third child of Late Pa Roland Obaseki and Gbinigie of Owina Street, Ogbelaka Quarters, Benin City. He attended St. Matthew’s Primary School for his primary school education and proceeded to Eghosa Grammar School, in Benin City, for secondary education.

Obaseki thereafter proceeded to the University of Ibadan, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Classics. For his mandatory one year National Youth Service, he served in Jos, Plateau State. He later left Nigeria for the United States to attend Columbia University and Pace University in New York, where he obtained an MBA in Finance and International Business.

Obaseki is married to Betsy Bene Obaseki, a financial expert. She holds BSc. and MSc. in Accounting from the University of Lagos, and an alumnus of the Kellog’s School of Business Executive Management Programme, USA. He is an avid golfer.

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