Edo PDP governorship aspirant, Engr Gideon Ikhine, has handed over his #500m campaign headquarters in Benin GRA to governor Godwin Obaseki and the PDP.
Addressing a press conference in Benin today, Engr Gideon Ikhine described the coming of Governor Godwin Obaseki to the PDP as an answer to his prayers.
“We went round the 192 wards in the 18 local governments in the state with one prayer point. We prayed God to open the doors of the Edo Government House and the House of Assembly to the PDP. And without casting a single ballot, God has answered our prayers by bringing Governor Godwin Obaseki to our party. “
Engr Ikhine called on all the delegates who believe in his vision to vote for Governor Godwin Obaseki during the coming primary.
Responding, Governor Godwin Obaseki described Engr Gideon Ikhine as a rare politician. The governor said” Honestly, I cannot do what you just did. I want to assure you that you are not stepping aside but stepping beside. I will need your well organized campaign structure to merge with mine for us to succeed “
Also present in the press briefing were The PDP state chairman, Dr Anthony Azegbemi, Hon Joe Edionwele, Senator Odion Ugbesia, Hon. Herbeta Okonofua, Chief of Staff to the governor Ette Uzamere and a host of other leaders. Over 400 delegates from across the 18 local governments in the state loyal to the vision of Engr Gideon Ikhine attended the briefing.