Governor Obaseki Swears In Eight Commissioners, Warns Against Indiscipline
Obaseki has sworn in Chris Nehikhare, Omololu Ojehomon, Afishetu Braimoh, Stephen Idehenre, Osasere Evbuomwan, Donald Ojemeh, Okojie Newton, and Jonathan Lawani as commissioners in Edo State.
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, swore in eight new commissioners and a Special Adviser with a charge to ensure effective service delivery to Edo people, warning the indiscipline will in the state PDP.
Obaseki also urged the new appointees not to be partisan in the discharge of their duties.
The commissioners who were sworn in include, Chris Nehikhare, Omololu Ojehomon, Afishetu Braimoh, and Stephen Idehenre.
Others are Osasere Evbuomwan, Donald Ojemeh, Okojie Newton, and Jonathan Lawani. The Special Adviser is James Babatunde Agbogun Esq.
Addressing the appointees, Obaseki said, “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. We have to come together to work for the interest of the 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 the 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.”
The governor while warning against indiscipline in the ruling party in the state said the party will not tolerate opposition within its fold.
Obaseki stated, “Some people fail to realize that we are the government in power; they have been opposing us for years and continue to do so. Our party, the PDP, is the party in power and wouldn’t condone opposition within the party.
“There must be party discipline going forward. We can’t tolerate indiscipline and disloyalty to the party. If you can’t get what you want, it doesn’t mean the party must be disunited. We have been patient enough and want to know who the real opposition is and can’t tolerate disloyalty within the party.”
Reassuring that his government will sustain policies and programs to engender sustainable growth and development in the state, the governor added, “As a government, we are focused on optimizing every resource that we have. Edo is ahead of other states, as we have retired godfathers.”
“This appointment is earned based on your contribution to the development of the state, as no godfather pushed us to appoint you; you owe nobody this appointment but God,” Obaseki said.
In his response on behalf of other appointees, Chris Nehikhare hailed the governor for finding them worthy, promising that they will put in their best to effectively contribute to the development of Edo State.