ByAwharitoma Abavo




Adams Oshiomhole canvassing support for APC at the rally.

Adams Oshiomhole canvassing support for APC at the rally.

“Godwin Obaseki is a thoroughly de – tribalized man who will work to ensure that all parts of the State gets the impact of government and having been chairman of the state economic team in the last seven and half years of the All Progressives Congress [APC] administration, he knows the key components with whom the desired result of further transformation of Edo can be achieved.”

This  was  Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s  gospel marketing his party candidate for the September 10, governorship election in the state,  during  one of the  APC campaign outing  recently.


“He has the true spirit, he has the energy, he has the intellect, he has the resourcefulness, he has the experience, and he has the commitment.




Oshiomhole leading Obaseki and others in a solidarity dance during the rally

Oshiomhole leading Obaseki and others in a solidarity dance during the rally

“I believe having work together for seven and half years,  I should  be able to say to Edo people, this man will deliver to you. He will do better than I have done, because he will avoid my mistakes, he will strengthen where we are strong, he will take Edo to the next level, he will restructure agriculture, he will re – focus on industry, and he will of course sustain the drive for infrastructure.


“…And he understands finances, he understands there is no more cheap money from Abuja and he knows that only those who can devise resources today that can pay salary. He has been part and parcel of the success story that is why he is the chairman of the economic team. And above all, the man is not a thief so I assure you working together he will continue from where I stop and he will take Edo to the next level.”


Previously in Benin during the party campaign flag off, Oshiomhole had told Edo people that since the beginning of his administration till date, Obaseki has worked free of charge without demanding pay.




Godwin Obaseki at a different rally

Addressing the huge gathering of party faithful and supporters, Obaseki promised that along with his deputy, Hon. Philip Shuaibu, APC administration under his command would upgrade in the achievement of the Oshiomhole government by focusing on agriculture, mining and industry through attracting investors which he said would create the much desired employment for the people.


Also, women and youths would be given the deserved attention, just as improved market places and over all, 200,000 jobs are promised to be created for job seekers within four years. This is as his administration would sustain and improve infrastructural development while technical education will be put on the front burner of priorities to drive government campaign for self reliance among the youths.


Promising continuity of Oshiomhole good legacies, the APC governorship hopeful asserts that within six months in office if given the mandate, all the extinct rice farms established by elder statesman, Osaigbovo Ogbemudia would be revived not only to create employment, but to make food available to everyone in the state and bolster revenue drive of government.


Like all the other political parties, the APC is already tying up the loose ends in its quest to regain power in the state as all the advantageous positions in the city centre now adorn  various banner of the APC candidate and his deputy, Hon. Philip Shuaibu who is a sitting member of the  Federal House of Representatives representing  Etsako – West constituency 1,same constituency  with Governor Oshiomhole