Obaseki declares for Edo governorship race

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Dr Godwin Obaseki during his declaration for the Edo governorship race

Jethro Ibileke/Benin:An aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the September 10 governorship election in Edo State, Dr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that it would be a sin against God and the people of the state, if he refused to work for Edo people after the tenure of incumbent Governor Adams Oshiomhole.

Obaseki who allegedly has the backing of Oshiomhole for his ambition, stated this on Friday in Benin at the public declaration of his intention to run on the platform of the APC.

He declared: “It will be a sin against God and my people if I walk away from Edo State with the knowledge and experience that I have gathered. It will be unpatriotic not to stand and be counted. Over the last thirty years, I have had successful experience in the private sector and over the last seven years I have been part of the most successful administration in Nigeria.

As this administration comes to an end, we are faced with new challenges. As you all know the price of crude oil has reduced significantly, therefore Nigeria is not able to earn enough foreign exchange to import its goods and services. This has brought economic hardship to many of us. These challenges pose new threats to us. In the face of these challenges, we need a leadership with fresh and original ideas to help us face these challenges, so that we can build on the success of the Oshiomhole led administration.

“We must be courageous and determined to achieve the goals we want for our people. I therefore stand before you today, on the shoulders of the successes built by the current administration over the last seven and half years. We have transformed Edo State in all aspects. However, the Edo project is still work in progress and …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper