Governor Godwin Obaseki has called on the people of Edo State to support President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the 2019 election.

Where Did Obaseki Speak?

Obaseki addressed a congregation at a New Year’s Church Service on Tuesday, held at the Cathedral of St. John Anglican Church, Sabongida-Ora in Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State.

What Did Obaseki Say?

The Governor called on his people to come out en masse for Buhari for the Presidential election, as he also canvassed for votes for other candidates vying on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Obaseki explained that a vote for President Buhari will enable the APC-led government sustain the achievements and progress the nation has recorded under the party.

Wife of Edo State Governor, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki (2nd right); Mrs. Patience Ilaboya (left); Mrs. Rosemary Austine-Ohilebo (right); Dame Veronica Alufokaye (2nd left), at the Cathedral of St. John, Diocese of Sabongida-Ora Anglican Communion in Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State.

“We must understand that Nigeria faces major challenges. But we are on course as we have done quite a lot of work in the last three and a half years. We need to sustain the work we are doing and the massive support for the APC will guarantee this.”

Front row: Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki (3rd from right); his wife, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki (2nd right); Chairman, Owan West Local Government Area, Hon. Frank Ilaboya (right); Diocesan Bishop, Diocese of Sabongida-Ora , Rt. Rev’d Augustine Ohilebo (2nd left); his wife, Mrs. Rosemary Austine-Ohilebo (3rd left); and Ven. Solomon Makun (left), at the Cathedral of St. John, Diocese of Sabongida-Ora Anglican Communion in Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State.

What Did Obaseki About The People Of Sabongida-Ora?

Obaseki said the people of Sabongida-Ora are known for the huge value they place on quality education. While he disclosed the efforts of his administration in the education sector, he also reiterated his desire to see education in Edo State rise higher than ever.

He observed that the nation’s growing population is worrisome but with associated challenges, he assured that “the President is equal to the task as he is creating opportunities and empowering people to make life more meaningful for everyone.”

L-R: Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki; his wife, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki; Chairman, Owan West Local Government Area, Hon. Frank Ilaboya; his wife, Mrs. Patience Ilaboya, at the Cathedral of St. John, Diocese of Sabongida-Ora Anglican Communion in Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State.

He said; “Basic education is free and compulsory for our children in the State.”

“Health is another area of focus for us especially primary healthcare system. We are committed to ensuring an efficient healthcare system that will identify diseases early enough for easy treatment, before ailments get out of hand”.

He told the congregation that his administration is also investing in agriculture to attract industries to the state to feed production and processing centres.

Rev. Augustine Ohilebo

What Did The Clergyman Say?

In his sermon entitled “Our year of divine expansion”, Rev. Augustine Ohilebo, Diocesan Bishop, Diocese of Sabongida-Ora, said Christians cannot enjoy God’s blessings if they don’t have personal relationship with him.

“If you are outside the camp of God you are prone to danger. Sin hinders your relationship with God and limits your expansion. For you to experience divine expansion we need to get in contact with God,” the Bishop admonished Christians.

While he read from the Bible book of Isaiah, chapter one verse 18, he advised Christians to repent from their wicked ways and trust the Lord for his provisions in 2019.

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki and wife, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki

“To experience divine expansion, you should enlarge your capacity in service to God; attendance to church, paying of tithes, prayers and giving to the work of God.

He concluded by saying Nigeria will not be divided and whoever tries to divide it will not succeed.

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