The group recently hailed Obaseki for finally ending the activities of godfathers in the state.
According to ERM, the result of the election was a clear reward of hard work and a clear demonstration of acceptability by the majority of Edo people.
The Coordinator of the group, Prince Idemudia Okojie added that Obaseki’s victory will further unite Edo State, while also aiding regional unity.
His words, “Your victory is a victory for the Esan people, Edolites and the United states of Niger-Delta. You promised to end godfatherism and you did. “Edo no be lagos”, You silenced the self acclaimed National leader of APC.”
“Edolites voted massively and stood firm to defend their mandate, showing that the hand of God is truly in our dear state. The lions and the tigers have been finally caged to the zoo where they belong.”
“Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, who has been able to distinguish himself as a sincere brother and father, for his immerse role in supporting the reelection bid of Governor. Obaseki, which has culminated to the PDP victory at the just concluded Edo polls.”
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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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