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Obaseki will beat Oshiomhole, Ize-Iyamu silly – Edo Leaders


Obaseki will beat Oshiomhole, Ize-Iyamu silly – Edo Leaders

·      Say Oshiomhole has thrown caution to the wind

·      Urge ex-governor not to dissipate energy on September 19 election

Prominent Edo leaders on Tuesday advised former All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, not to dissipate so much time and energy campaigning for APC gubernatorial candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize Iyamu and his running mate, Gani Audu.

''Most people see Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and Gani Audu as not possessing the  leadership character required to lead Edo State in this new age'' the leaders said.

They also accused the former governor of overheating the polity and exposing the nation's fragile democracy to greater danger.

''Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu should get ready to suffer another defeat''

In a communiqué made available to journalists in Benin, the leaders described Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as an obstacle to a better Edo State.

They commended the good people of Edo State for abandoning Ize-Iyamu 'and his shylock godfather, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

 ''Governor Godwin Obaseki has come to take the people to the Promised Land. He has no problem cruising into victory. Comrade Adams Oshiomhole don't mean well for Edo State. He sees Edo State as his private fiefdom''

The leaders emphasized good governance, mass oriented projects, successes of the current administration and ethical reengineering.

They also stressed on the re-orientation of the mental attitude of the populace, education, health and environment.

Specifically, they underscored the welfare of the workers, urban development, industrial growth, security, social values and road construction.

''There is a lot to show for the internally generated revenue as well as that which accrued from the federation account''

The communiqué signed by the Chairman, Obaseki-Shaibu Victory Movement (OSVM), Chief John Obanor described Governor Obaseki as incorruptible and transparently honest man.

The leaders praised the incumbent governor for engaging in integrated development, ensuring the flow of real investment and bringing prosperity to Edo State.

''PDP is a party that has solid structures across the state. Edo State people remain the best judges. They hold Governor Godwin Obaseki in high esteem because of the positive changes in the state. We are very confident that Obaseki and Comrade Phillip Shaibu are going to win the September 19 governorship election''

3rd Edition of National Maritime Quiz Holds September 14

·      Organizers announce rules

·      Speak on opportunities in the maritime sector


Ocean Ambassadors on Monday announced the rules of the 3rd edition of the National Maritime E-Quiz.

Secondary school students (S.S 1 –to- S.S 2) across the six geopolitical zones of the federation will compete to be the ultimate Ocean Ambassador in the 3rd computer-generated quiz scheduled to hold from 14th–to-17th September, 2020.

''The main objective of the National Maritime E-Quiz is to enlighten students on the career opportunities in the maritime sector'' a statement by the Executive Director, Ocean Ambassadors, Olaitan Williams said.


The statement highlighted the areas of concentration for the quiz.

''The e-quiz is centered on key areas of the maritime which includes: maritime career opportunities, shipping, freight forwarding, history of the Nigeria Port Authority, maritime regulatory agencies and current affairs about the maritime sector''

The statement urged students nationwide to participate in the competition.

''All students are required to fill the registration form, once the registration form has been filled, YouTube link to: lecture series, videos and other materials will be sent to the registered email address and notification on your registered phone numbers''.

The statement also urged participants to click on the subscription bottom on the YouTube channel for more updates.

''A participant is required to click on the subscription bottom on the YouTube channel for more updates. And ensure to watch all the videos on the channel as well as read the materials that will be sent to him or her. The participant can research more''.

The statement underscored other objectives of the competition.

''The competition focuses on ensuring a nationwide drive for young people's inclusive participation in the maritime sector. It will also help students adapt to the digital learning environment through the use of E-learning platforms''

Specifically, the statement emphasized the three phases of the competition.

''It starts with the inter-state level. A participant will be grouped into the state his or her school is located. The state where the school is located falls into a particular geopolitical zone. The inter-state competition stage is an elimination phase through a virtual timed quiz, where a participant will be required to answer selected questions within a specific time to test speed and knowledge''.

 ''The three highest scores from each state qualify for the regional competition stage. It is expected to get 18 students representing the 6 geopolitical zones in Nigeria. From the regional stage, it is expected that 6 students will participate in a zoom E-QUIZ to get three Ocean Ambassadors 2020'' the statement added.









Obaseki, Shaibu bound for success - Edo leaders

·      Say no cause for fear

Prominent Edo State leaders on Friday described the campaign of All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as dull, cold and colourless.

The leaders also scolded Comrade Adams Oshiomhole for assaulting the sensibility of the populace with mundane rhetoric.

''Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has not convinced anybody why he should be preferred to the incumbent governor'' the leaders said.

In a statement in Benin by the chairman, Obaseki-Shaibu Victory Movement (OSVM), Chief John Obanor, the leaders applauded Obaseki's integrity.

 They praised Obaseki and Comrade Phillip Shaibu for spreading the principles of peace.

''In the contest for political power, decorum, rule of law, decency and the need to allow peace to reign must be the guiding principle for those challenging the incumbent. Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu should emulate Obaseki and Comrade Phillip Shaibu''

The leaders urged the opposition party in the state to eschew violence, thuggery, gangsterism and unnecessary mudslinging.

''The opposition party in the state is dishing out concocted lies. The party is pushing falsehood into the public domain. The good people of Edo State should not allow themselves to be held captive by men with unprecedented capacity for lies, mischief and treachery''

The leaders praised Obaseki for showcasing his achievements in office, taking the real dividends of democracy to the electorate and transforming the existing infrastructure in the state.

''Governor Godwin Obaseki is an extremely honest man and an excellent model for all politicians in Africa'' the leaders said.

They heaped praise on Obaseki for guaranteeing functional education, improving medical facilities, finding lasting solution to the menace of erosion and environmental devastation in the state, tarring roads, improving educational facilities, opening Edo State to foreign investors, linking the rural areas to the urban centres and boosting agriculture.

''Governor Godwin Obaseki has done very well. He has restored hope for the hopeless''

They also commended Obaseki for showing admirable doggedness, commitment and perseverance against all odds.

''Governor Godwin Obaseki has been tested. He has rich antecedents and political pedigree''.

Specifically, the leaders hailed Obaseki for introducing new vista in the history of governance in Edo State.

''A  quick look at the  quantum of important projects put in place by Governor Godwin Obaseki within the period he has been in office shows a man who is committed to alleviating the suffering of his people''

 They thanked the good people of Edo State for deciding to renew Obaseki's mandate on Saturday, September 19, 2020.

''Governor Godwin Obaseki is serious minded, purposeful, people oriented and a leader that understands what governance is all about. We will deliver Edo State to the People's Democratic Party. No dictator, no terrorist will stop Edo people who are determined to take their destiny into their hands''

Obaseki, a cerebral, competent manager and good example of leadership in Africa, is expected to win the Edo State governorship election.

''We are bound for success'' the leaders said.

Ebireri Henry Ovie Mobile: 2348036977194.

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