- Governor Godwin Obaseki says his vision is to serve the people of Edo, not the greedy politicians in the state
- Obaseki declares that such greedy politicians will not have public funds to share again adding that he will remain undestracted
- The governor promises to support Muslim faithful in Edo state
The governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, has said his major objective in government is to serve the people as he reportedly added that the era of sharing public funds to a few greedy politicians was over.
Obaseki, who seeks a second term in office, was said to have made the declaration when he hosted Muslim faithful in the Government House to celebrate the end of the Ramadan.
The governor, believed to be having issues with some politicians from the state, declared that he will not be distracted from meeting his promises to the people despite moves to frustrate him.
“Only God gives power. What is going on in Edo state is the handiwork of detractors who want to frustrate the administration so we can fail in delivering the dividends of democracy to the people. But that will never happen.
“As a governor, I will continue to do my best and spend the state’s resources to ensure the people get the best,” he said.
While urging his guests to continue to pray for the administration to succeed, the governor noted that the election in Edo state will hold in 2020.
According to him, what is currently playing out is a plan by very few greedy people who are concerned about themselves.
“We will continue to do our best in paying our workers and pensioners, and will continue to develop the state as the time for sharing money is over.
“The resources of the state are meant for the people,” he said.
The governor promised to support the Muslims in the state.
Speaking during the visit, the chief imam of the Benin Central Mosque, Alhaji Abdulfatai Enabulele, commended the governor adding: “We know leadership entails a lot of responsibility as we have witnessed your development strides in the state.
“We will continue to support and pray for your success. You have done a lot in delivering the dividends of democracy to the people. Your administration has provided pragmatic, dynamic policies and programmes that have touched the lives of the people of Edo state.”
Legi.ng earlier reported how stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo, the home state of the party's national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, on Sunday, June 2, joined the loud calls for his immediate resignation.
The group under the umbrella of Edo APC Coalition for Progress, at a press conference held in Benin, the state capital, challenged Oshiomhole “to toe the path of honour,” accusing him of promoting nepotism in Edo politics and the nation at large.
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