No godfather’s inputs in appointment of Commissioners – Obaseki

Edo State governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki , said appointed  commissioners were nominated based on their  contribution to the development of the state without any pressure from any godfathers.
Governor Obaseki made the statement during the swearing in of  eight new Commissioners and a Special Adviser  at the Government House, Benin City.

He said ; No godfather pushed us to appoint you; you owe nobody this appointment but God,” 
The Commissioners, who were sworn in include, Chris Nehikhare, Omololu Ojehomon, Afishetu Braimoh, and Stephen Idehenre.

Others are Osasere Evbuomwan, Donald Ojemeh, Okojie Newton, Jonathan Lawani, with James Babatunde Agbogun Esq as Special Adviser.

According to the governor, “You have now taken the oath and allegiance of office; your allegiance is to the people of Edo State and the Federal Republic of Nigeria, not to any other individual. Yes, our party nominated us, but we are responsible to every citizen in Edo State, and should not be partisan in discharging our duties.”

He noted: “This exercise today effectively formalizes the harmonization of our party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). We have to come together to work for the interest of Edo people first, above everything else.

“You attended the state’s executive retreat and know the emphasis of our government. You know what we have promised to deliver to Edo people, and by God’s grace, we will deliver them. The assurance of remaining in office is to deliver services to the people of Edo State.”

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