Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has said he is ready to sacrifice his life in the service of the state’s people and good governance.
Naija News reports that the governor made this known on Sunday during a thanksgiving service organised by Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to mark his three years in office.
Speaking at the event, Obaseki said he was divinely ordained by God to become a governor for the service of the people and the state and not few individuals.
“I have no doubt that as long as His mercies endureth with us, we are committed to use every drop of our blood to work for the people of Edo State,” he said.
“People say is Edo worth dying for? I say yes, Edo is worth dying for. And if we have to die for the service of Edo state, so be it. But I am sure God will not let it happen that way.”
He, however, commended the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II for the fatherly role he played in helping his administration achieve many feats in the state.
Recall that the Edo State governor is currently at loggerheads with the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, over the State House of Assembly.
Naija News reports that Obaseki alongside the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu and other dignateries were recently attacked on their way to Oshiomhole’s home in Etsako West, Edo State.