The Chairman of Edo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2020 Governorship Election Campaign Council, Chief Dan Orbih, has said that Governor Godwin Obaseki remains committed to ensuring the health and safety of all Edo people, reassuring that all set guidelines against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will be observed as the party flags off campaign for the reelection of the governor and his deputy, Rt. Hon. Comr. Philip Shaibu.
Orbih spoke to journalists in Benin City after accompanying the governor, his deputy and Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq., to inspect the Lawn Tennis Court at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, venue for the campaign flag off scheduled to take place tomorrow, Saturday, July 25, 2020.
The PDP Campaign Council Chair said: “We are set for tomorrow’s event, and visiting here today, you will agree with me that four years ago an event of this nature would never take place here, but with the performance of the governor, the world will see his developmental strides starting from here which will be the take-off point for his re-election campaign.
“This venue shows the good works of Governor Obaseki which are enough reasons for his re-election in the state”.
Chief Orbih said the governor has been in the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in the state, adding that the reality has made the state government put measures in place to check the spread of the infectious disease.
“With the seating arrangement, it’s clear that we want to reduce the number of people that will come into this venue. We have Edo people in mind; we are conscious of the health of our people,that is why we didn’t use the main bowl as our intention is to reduce the number of people.
“Our governor is caring; he is concerned about the safety and health of Edo people. He is here to see things for himself and that the arrangement is in compliance with the COVID-19 preventive measures,” he said.