Just for Obaseki N’ Shaibu: Central Hospital’s Big Show beckons
Almost everyone has been infested – the Godwin Obaseki versus Philip Shaibu-“bug” – everywhere you go, the ‘twin’ rings a bell. Sometimes, like balloons with frills let into the air – their names crested therewith.
The other day, it was market women in assorted regalia who adorned canopy-like headgears taking over Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium to prove a point and just before I could regain my conviction about their commitment, national association of occupational therapists says they are going to town with Obaseki and Shaibu.
‘It’s a One-Day free occupational therapy rehabilitation programme”, the President of the association, Victoria Amu said with seamless enthusiasms.
“It’s an awareness campaign of Our Governorship and Deputy Governorship Candidates, Mr. Godwin Obaseki and Comrade Philip Shaibu”, she explained.
According to Victoria Amu, the free rehabilitation event is scheduled to hold on the 3th of August, 2016 at the Central Hospital Complex, Benin City.
She said the treatment captures adults of voting ages who fall into the vulnerable class just as children who are physically challenged, visually impaired, geriatrics, special children with hearing impairment, autism and down syndrome children, stroke victims, cardio vascular accident patients, parents, teachers, members of the public, religious bodies and NGOs.
“Primarily”, Amu said, “the event which promised to project and sell the unique and salient qualities of our candidates, will also in no small measure project the party as pro-people and pro-masses movement”.
She said the objectives are numerous and not limited to getting critical stakeholders in the care of special children that are physically challenged, with diagnosis such as down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and geriatrics to interact but to also benefit from the on-going GO campaigns.
“In addition”, she said, “it hopes to give stakeholders a sense of belonging in consonance with GO social contract with Edo people with the donation of one standard wheelchair, four legged walkers and two standard walkers”.
Besides, she explained that the event “promises to lend a human face to the GO campaign, motivate it for success and drive home the core elements and values of the GO campaign manifesto and thereby translating same to popular support and votes”.