Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that while electioneering and accompanying new promises are important, he is more concerned now with fulfilling his promises earlier made to the good people of Edo State.
Accordingly, he has vowed to sustain the tempo of development of various parts of Edo State by his administration “despite distractions by a few selfish politicians who are hell-bent on further plundering the fortunes of the State.”
Obaseki, who spoke to supporters in wards 5 and 9, Etsako East Local Government Area, during his reelection campaign rally in Edo North Senatorial District, said his government would continue to utilise the State’s resources for development projects in order to improve the lives of the majority of Edo people.
“The treasury of Edo State is not for a few selfish politicians but for Edo people and the development of the State,” he declared, alleging that the “fight is all about looting Edo State’s treasury for selfish interests and gains.”
“But, as a Governor that has the interest of Edo people at heart, I will continue to utilise the State’s resources to transform the State and make life meaningful for the people.”
He said his administration had done much and was working to change the narrative in all sectors of the State’s economy as it would continue to focus on improving education, infrastructure, healthcare, security, welfare of civil servants and pensioners, among others.
“There is more work to do for the people of the State and we can’t afford to share the State’s resources with a few, while millions of Edo people suffer,” he reiterated. “Our land is fertile and we will focus on agriculture and roads to improve socio-economic activities of this locality.”
As part of the Edo North campaign schedules, Obaseki and his deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu began their electioneering activities in the Senatorial district with a visit to the palace of the Otaru of Igarra, Oba Emmanuel Adeche Saiki II, where they got blessings from the monarch and his people.
The Governor and his Deputy have also been endorsed by different traditional rulers and political leaders in the senatorial district, including the traditional ruler of Agenebode, His Royal Highness, Dr. George Egabor; the traditional ruler of Weppa Clan, His Royal Highness, Moses Akpamuka Etsu and the Olokpe of Okpe Kingdom, HRH, Oba Okhishimede Eshimokhai Idogu 111, among others.