Gelegele – Mr Godwin Obaseki, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC has assured the people of Edo state that the long awaited gelegele sea port will be a reality when elected as governor in the September 10 election.
Obaseki gave the assurances at the APC ward rally in Gelegele where he also bagged the endorsement of 5 Ijaw communities and Groups including the Ijaw Youth Congress, IYC and the Ijaw National Congress, INC.
Addressing His Royal Highness Godwin Ogorigbo the Alagbabunafide 3, HRM Pereroma Ukuwosema, the Perero of Wepa kingdom, High Chief Uponanawe Azonto, the Amanawe of Saparogbogbara kingdom, leader of the Izon people in Edo state, the founder Ijaw National Congress, Prof C.O Dinno, the Chairman INC Western Zone, Chief Ogukoro Robinson, other Chiefs and supporters, Obaseki assured, “I will not take you for granted. I want to assure you that we are all Edos and there will be no discrimination of any tribe or community in Edo State”.
The governorship candidate in company of his wife, Mrs Betsy Obaseki who emphasized on the need to make the gelegele sea port a container terminal said, “We have not done all the schools, there are many roads we have not done so when you vote for continuity all those things and more that you have ask for will be done.
“There are somany things I will do as governor, one is empowerment of the youths. We will set up technical and vocational school in gelegele and ensure that everyone has a skill to either repair computer or do tailoring so that you will be able to feed yourselves and family.
“We will also focus on women empowerment. We will give women loans to grow their businesses. We will also deal with agriculture by investing in mechanised farming. We already have companies who are willing to invest in the state and create jobs for every Edo person.
On the gelegele sea port, he said, “we have met with the minister of transport and we have planed to make the gelegele sea port as a container terminal so that economic activities will be improved in the state”.
Speaking on behalf of the communities, His Royal Highness Godwin Ogorigbo said, “The Ijaw people have organised themselves to campaign for you in the nooks and crannies of the creeks of all the Ijaw communities in Edo state. We so much believe in the APC government, and we know that Obaseki will continue on what has been started by our governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole”.