Sept 19 Election Will End Godfatherism In Edo State – Obaseki

Godwin Obaseki
Godwin Obaseki
Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki has come out to say that the Sept. 19 governorship polls would put a stop to godfatherism in the state.

Obaseki revealed this during his ward to ward campaign tour across the 10 wards in Esan North East Local Government Area.

According to him, the election is important for not only the state, but also the nation at large, since the decision must be made for the state to move forward.

He then added that members of the party and its supporters should not succumb to threats and intimidation ahead of the election.

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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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