Ogbemudia Bassey Osagie, a governorship aspirant under the Labour Party (LP), acknowledges the recent statements made by Governor Godwin Obaseki regarding the forthcoming governorship election in Edo State in 2024. In an exclusive interview with BBC Pidgin, Governor Obaseki emphasized the importance of allowing the people to decide the future leadership of the state.

Osagie respects Governor Obaseki’s stance on the democratic process, stating, “Wetin no correct, wetin no fair, wetin no go help Edo unite, my hand no dey.” This underscores the significance of a participatory and inclusive approach in determining the next leader of Edo State.

In response to questions about his preferred candidate, Governor Obaseki reiterated that he does not have a preferred candidate and emphasized the need for a thorough evaluation of all potential candidates. “I go look all of dem say dis wan make we check am weda e sabi, dis wan make we check den all of us go decide,” Governor Obaseki stated.

Regarding the declaration of his deputy to contest and the possibility of his support, Obaseki maintained that the decision lies with the people of Edo State. “Wetin no correct, wetin no fair, wetin no just and wetin no go help Edo unite, my hand no dey,” he asserted.

Ogbemudia Bassey Osagie appreciates the governor’s commitment to fairness, equity, and justice in the electoral process. As a governorship aspirant, Osagie echoes the sentiment that the choice of the next leader should be based on merit, a track record of service, and a genuine commitment to the development of Edo State.

Osagie emphasizes his dedication to offering a new vision and leadership that prioritizes the welfare of the people, fosters unity, and builds on the progress achieved in the state. He calls on the citizens of Edo State to actively engage in the democratic process and make informed decisions that will shape the future of their beloved state.

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