The revered traditional ruler of Anwain kingdom and one of the prominent, most respected traditional rulers in Etsako West Local Government of Edo North, HRM Mufutairu Iyoha Oare, the Eramah Anwain of Anwain kingdom, has assured the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Governor Godwin Obaseki, that whatever he desire from members of the Anwain community will be double for him in the forth coming September Governorship election in the state.
According to him, “We don’t need to pray for you. Your performance has already done the prayers. You have given us reason to have faith in government again and you’ve shown everybody the stuff you’re made of.
“In this life it is those who remember you that you will work and labour for. Mr. Governor we are assuring you that you are at home. This community road has been a disaster for over a thousand years until your intervention.
“We were cut off from Edo state until you gave us good road that integrated us back as members of the state. We cannot forget such gesture. Government comes and goes and no Government remembered that we exist. But Obaseki came and connected us back to the State through good road,” he enthused.
The monarch maintained that it took 24 hours to come out from the community to the main road, but today the story is no more the same.
“In less than an hour you can now approach various parts of the State due to good network of roads.
“Your Excellency, we were preparing to receive you with a befitting cannival on the 12th of this month, but you came today, otherwise you would have known what is called a reception of honour.
“Go to other areas to campaign you don’t need to campaign in this community because this community has no other option than the PDP. Anywhere Obaseki/ Shaibu stand that’s where the entire Anwain community will stand,” the respected Monarch declared.
While thanking the people for their warm reception and endorsement, Governor Godwin Obaseki said the essence of fixing the road is to enable and encourage mechanized farming which would attract investors and development to the community.
He also promised the
people that next on his agenda for the community is Education, and he has made necessary plans for structures to start.
The high point of the visit to the community was the confernment of a traditional title of performance on the Governor and his Deputy as the _Ozemonya_ and _Ozonya_ of Anwain Kingdom respectively.
From Benjamin Atu
Senior Special Assistance to the Deputy Governor on Media