Edo will be a model to other states, says Obaseki
The Edo APC guber candidate for the Sept. 28 Governorship election, made the promise at a meeting with the Association of Salon Operators on Friday in Benin.
He said the transformation of the state which had already started under the Adams Oshiomhole-led APC government would be taken to a greater level when he is elected governor.
He said his government would not only continue with roads construction, the revolution in the educational sector and agricultural sector but will also seek ways to increase wealth creation in the state.
“We must emulate Lagos State to be a mega state. This has already started but will be move to a logical level where the state will also become a reference point to other states in the country.
“Lagos did not become what is today without hard work and consistency in governance. It has been consistent with progressives’ governors.
“Here in Edo, we want to be a able to continue from where Oshiomhole’s government will stop.
“Oshiomhole has done his best, it is left for us to carry on from where he will stop.
“As a governor, I will not be learning the rope, as I have been part of the success story of the government but we will be taking it further through human empowerment.
“Our next phase is to increase and create wealth,’’ Obaseki said.
The governorship candidate said his administration would have a human face.
He said that irrespective of party divide, his government would be for the generality of the people.
“We will be changing the face of government, where the government will simply be more responsive to the needs, yearnings and aspirations of the greater number of the people,’’ Obaseki said.
Mr Henry Idahagbon, a chieftain of the party and the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General of the state, urged the association to support the candidacy of Obaseki.