Obaseki one year after: We will not be intimidated from doing the right thing

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BY SIMON EBEGBULEM, BENIN-CITY

It is one year today since Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State assumed office and the story has been one of consolidation on the achievements of his predecessor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. The technocrat governor has not disappointed his party in terms of performance. Luckily for Obaseki, Oshiomhole paved the way for him by retiring most of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders who had held sway in the state for years.

Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki

So apart from the challenge of funds, the governor has no reasons not to deliver on his promises. Speaking after his electoral victory last year, Obaseki promised to provide 200,000 jobs in his first four years, bring investors who will explore the mineral potentials of the state, end the tyranny in communities, fight double taxation, continue infrastructural development and…



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