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Pensioners throw weight behind Gov. Obaseki’s 2nd term bid

Edo 2020: I want INEC to conduct free, fair elections — Gov. Obaseki
Written by Maritime First

…Saying: “In the past, pensioners did get their pay after two or three months!”***

More groups and organizations in Edo State, including pensioners in Dagbala, Akoko Edo Local Government Area, have commended Gov. Godwin Obaseki for his prompt payment of salary pensions.

Mr Rufus Adogame, who on Monday spoke on behalf of the pensioners in the area, gave the commendation at Dagbara Ward 5 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial campaign ground, assuring Obaseki of their massive votes.

“In the past, pensioners did get their pay after two or three months. But Obaseki has changed this narrative. We now get our pay as early as between the 24th and 26th of each month.

“We are here today to campaign for Gov. Godwin Obaseki’s second term election and we are sure of his victory.

“Today, we want to assure him that we are ready to work for his re-election. His developmental strides have qualified him to contest under our great party, PDP,” he said.

Adogame further said that the people were happy for all the great things Obaseki was doing for them, and that they would mobilise for his re-election on Sept. 19.

Also speaking, a former House of Representatives member, Mr Tunde Akogun, said that the people needed a man that was honest and committed to the development of the state.

“We all know the history of how pensioners took over the streets of Benin, but today that narrative has been changed by Gov. Godwin Obaseki,” he said.

Akogun called on the people to come out in their large numbers to re-elect the governor at the Sept. 19 governorship poll.

 

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