By Ngozi Ekhator
Barely 24 hours after the strongman of Edo politics and a PDP leader, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, gave his nod to Governor Godwin Obaseki’s second term bid, another chieftain of PDP in the state and former Minister of External Affairs, Chief Tom Ikimi, has urged Governor Godwin Obaseki to remain focused and continue to work for the good of the people.
Chief Ikimi, who said this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Governor at the Government House in Benin City, noted that the governor has warmed his way into the hearts of Edo people with his impressive performance since he took up the mantle of leadership in the state. He urged the governor to remain focused and continue with his remarkable passion to develop the state into an industrial hub.
The visit from Chief Ikimi swells the rank of opposition party leaders, who are swayed by the governor’s leadership style and have defied party leanings to express admiration and support for the governor’s development strides in the state.
Chief Ikimi lauded the governor for the ongoing development work, especially in healthcare, education, infrastructure and housing across the state, which has endeared him to Edo people.
Commending the governor for the manner he has piloted the affairs of the state and shown uncommon commitment to far-reaching reforms across different sectors, Chief Ikimi said the governor must be supported by all and sundry so he can continue with the good work he is doing in the state.