Governor Goodwin Obaseki of Edo State Friday said he cannot be cowed by anyone, adding that “never again will anyone come and harass the people”.
Obaseki who disclosed this during the 2019 Edo women summit tagged “Alaghodaro” said “as a government,we are not afraid of anybody.”
“They said we are mosquitoe, we will show that mosquitoe will cause malaria and if you are not careful, maleria will kill you”, he said.
The governor’s remark is coming amidst unending rift between him and his predecessor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
Oshiomhole had reportedly said “you don’t respond to the bruises of mosquito” when he was asked to comment on the face-off between him and Obaseki.
Continuing at the women summit, Obaseki said “Alaghodaro” is the celebration of his administration’s 3rd year anniversary.
According to him, “it is to reflect on the journey of the last one year and project for the future.
”You (women) have joined us to open the political space of Edo. Edo belongs to everybody and not a few segment.
”Women constitutes 50 percent of voting population in Edo. The achievements we have made was possible by women in the area of child rights, women rights and health,” Obaseki stated.
Earlier, the governor’s wife, Betsy Obaseki said under her hubby, the state has produced one of the best performing government.
Betsy said: ”We are here to celebrate our husbands, good governance and all women in government.
“Last year, the governor gave us (women) 18 special assistants on gender across the 18 local government areas.”
Betsy further advocated for special recognition for women in the governor’s reelection campaigns.