“As we approach the New Year, we pray God to bless our state with good and purposeful Leadership that will address the obvious challenges and problems of our state.
The coming year offers us fresh opportunities to reorder our priorities and give the state a new direction.
In the past year, we have witnessed the unfortunate personality clash between the Governor, Godwin Obaseki and the immediate past Governor, Eric Adams Oshiomole which has impacted negatively in the governance of the State. The cancerous effects of their avoidable crisis has snowballed into the current Legislative impasse at the state assembly.
The situation in the state has led to call for prayers by Royal fathers and Clergymen. It calls for our collective action to save the state from this dangerous path of politically motivated hostilities. In their selfish pursuit, the people suffer, the state suffers. Let us put the interest of the state above individual interest and give the state a fresh start.
Hope must be tempered with realism—with an understanding and acknowledgment of the problems that affect us all-Failed leadership, and selfish quest to annex the already mortgaged finances of our state.
There have been obvious failures in several fronts but as we enter 2020, let us all try to reawaken our spirit and tradition to meet the challenges of our state. As a people, we have a tradition of facing the severest tests while working together to meet and overcome any adversity.
Edo PDP is anxiously looking forward to giving the state a platform to realize our dream for a better Edo state. A state where Edo People actually matter!
We wish you a happy New Year!
Chief Dan Osi Orbih
PDP Edo State