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Council boss, councilors rally support for Obaseki’s second term

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Godwin Obaseki. Photo; TWITTER/GOVERNOROBASEKI

As Edo discharges 35th coronavirus patient

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki’s political base yesterday received a boost as members of the legislative arm of Oredo Council Area pledged their support for his second term bid.

The members also expressed confidence in the leadership of Chairman of the council, Jenkins Osunde, for demonstrating his capacity as a grassroots leader.

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Speaking on behalf of the other eleven members when they visited Osunde, leader of the legislative arm, Ewansiha Jeffery declared their support for Obaseki and commended the council boss for complementing the governor for his development strides in the council.

“A section of the media and members of the public have been engaged in sensationalisation of recent issues of contention between the Chairman and the councilors.

“The allegations ascribed to the councillors against the Chairman were the creation of mischief-makers, bent on creating a crisis in Oredo Council Area.

Chairman of the council has demonstrated that he is on the same page with Governor Obaseki for his second term and the development he has brought to the state.”

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The councillors, who absolved Osunde of any misconduct, said the areas of misunderstanding between them and the chairman have been cleared, noting that the issues have been resolved.

Meanwhile, Edo State Government announced the discharge of the 35th coronavirus (COVID-19) patient, who has tested negative for the virus and cleared from one of the state’s isolation centres.

Governor Obaseki, who disclosed this in a statement, commended the resilience and commitment of health workers and other first responders on the frontline of the state government’s efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have discharged the 35th patient from one of our isolation facilities in the state. We appreciate the medical workers and other frontline staff battling to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to review our measures until we win the battle against the virus,”  Obaseki added.

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