Wife of the Governor of Edo state, Betsy Obaseki has appealed to politicians in the country to always put the interests of the people first in discharging their duties as leaders.
She spoke when the Deputy National Women Leader of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Hajia Hadizat Umoru and the State Women Leader of the PDP, Deaconess Lindsay Tes-Sorae paid her a courtesy visit at the Edo State Government House on Tuesday.
According to Mrs. Obaseki, the “continued support” of the people of Edo State for the Obaseki administration has been as a result of the “clamour for good governance which is in the heart of every Nigerian.”
She said the passion, hunger and desire in the heart of every politician in Edo is to see the state develop, progress and compete with Lagos State. She urged that this passion should transcend party platforms, adding that this accounts for the “emergence of the one big family currently in Edo state.”
The governor’s wife said she is convinced that “God wants to do a marvellous thing in Nigeria and that must be great.”
She said “we are all Nigerians, we must love our country, we must want our country to be great,” appealing that politicians should forget about “our own personal gains and think of the common good.”
The Edo First Lady said the smart thing to do is to read the handwriting on the wall and “do what we need to do, to save our country and that is to use the money and wealth and resources God has given to us to make the life of everyone better.”
Earlier, the PDP Deputy National Women leader said they were at the government House to congratulate her and to be properly introduced to the other women in the party.
“The purpose of our visit, is first and foremost is to congratulate you and your teaming supporters for joining the party. Secondly, to appeal to you that PDP women are anxious to meet with the women that came with you, because we know when we get the women, we have already gotten their husbands and their children,” she said.
In her address, the PDP State Women Leader said “we just came to heartily welcome you to the fold and family of PDP and also, to celebrate with you because it was not easy. And also for you to give us the time to bring in our women cause they’ve already started working, networking because the time is short.”