By Festus Fifen.
Edo state born Philanthropist and Business Mogul Captain Idahosa Okunbo has urge all Edo indigenes and those resident in the state home and abroad to join hands with the newly reelected Governor Godwin Obaseki to build a vibrant democracy and vibrant economy where the youths can find gainful employment in an atmosphere of peace and security.
Speaking through a Press Statement that he personally signed, Captain Hosa as he is fondly called noted that
in the past three months, pitched battles have raved in the airwaves, in the streets, in villages and in every hamlet across Edo State for the governorship seat at Dennis Osadebey Avenue, G.R.A Benin City, adding that these period he has also witnessed the most orchestrated attacks on his where where he was continuously in defence because of his beliefs.
Captain Hosa who adjudged Saturday’s Gubernatorial Election in the state as free, fair and peaceful said the candidates in the election presented their manifestos to the great people of Edo State an the people have spoken in no uncertain terms as reflected in the just concluded polls.
He said that It is incumbent upon him as a protagonist for the candidate of the APC, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, to now issue a statement in his personal capacity as a private citizen as he did at various times during the campaign.
In his words. ” First of all, I congratulate the people of Edo State who took their civic responsibility with a sense of urgency and trooped out to express themselves. I also wish to congratulate His Excellency, the incumbent Governor, Godwin Obaseki for winning the mandate to continue for another four years.”
” May the next four years take the state to the promised land under your leadership. As a loyal citizen of the Federal Republic of NIgeria and an indigene of Edo State, I urge all of the people at home and abroad to join hands with the governor to build a vibrant democracy, and also to build a vibrant economy where the youths can find gainful employment in an atmosphere of peace and security.”
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