Obaseki’s wife pledges to empower women
Group seeks support for Oshiomhole, candidate
The wife of the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s governorship candidate has promised to empower women, including not less than 100 widows if her husband, Godwin Obaseki is elected as governor.
Mrs Betty Obaseki made the pledge when she and other women leaders visited the Yoruba and Arewa APC Women Association in Benin City.
At the meeting, she urged them to vote wisely at the polls, adding that their meeting was a sign of good tidings.
She said: “I will support my husband to make sure that small businesses and loans thrive among women. My husband has the biggest agricultural plans for farmers under his agricultural policy.
“My priority would be to ensure that women are brought into his plans, because so many women are into farming and I know what it means for them to be empowered.”
Mrs Obaseki urged the women to have hope that Nigeria would be good, saying, “What we are suffering today was not caused by the APC. It was the PDP’s government that caused it.”
Meanwhile, a group, The Masses Eye, yesterday canvassed support for Obaseki.
The group’s coordinator, Samson Momorin, told journalists that Governor Adams Oshiomhole has performed well in the state and deserves support to enable the party to continue in government. Momorin said Obaseki is in a better position to continue from where Oshiomhole has stopped, having served under him for almost eight years.
He commended the Director General of the Godwin Obaseki Campaign Organisation, Osarodion Ogie and the APC youth leader, Tony Kabaka, whose strategies, he said, have kept the opposition in close check.