Despite the many controversies dogging his tenure and his running battle with Comrade Adam Oshiomole, National Chairman of the APC, Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki says he is very sure of being re-elected for another term of four years.
“It is non-negotiable”, he said while addressing members of the Benin Unity League who visited him in his office.
“I am demanding a re-election because I have fulfilled most of my promises to Edo people. I am optimistic that I have earned a second term which I need to consolidate on our developmental strides in the state”, Mr Obaseki declared.
He insisted that his second term ambition is to enable him continue in office “for the right reasons”, adding that “no individual can determine who will become Governor. Only God and the people can make the decision.”
“I want to assure you that this is a fight in which we will prevail. We will fight and succeed. If anybody thinks I will back out, he must be day-dreaming because it is not my fight; it is a fight for the right purpose. I am not going to back-off because I know victory is sure,” he boasted.
The Governor added that nobody can accuse him of implementing a wrong policy, adding that the accusations had been on him not focusing on stomach infrastructure.
“We earn less today than we did in 2016 when we came into power, so where is the money to waste? We know how much we inherited as debt; we have to service them. Some people sit and say we should focus on stomach infrastructure. I said no, that I will rather focus on mental infrastructure,” he said.
President, Benin Unity League, Dr. Gregory Osa, said the visit was to join other Edo sons and daughters to reject the mischief in some quarters aimed at prematurely pulling the governor out of office, describing the move as “borne out of selfish motives.”
“You are providing an enabling environment to make Edo an industrial hub. We are particularly interested in your push to develop the Benin River Port and the Benin Airport. You will not only win the battle; you will win the war,” Osa said.
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