Deputy Director-General of the Edo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Campaign Council, Mr. Gideon Ikhine, has described Governor Godwin Obaseki as God’s gift and a blessing to the people of Edo State, noting that the governor has performed excellently and will be reelected for a second term in office.
Ikhine, who spoke to journalists in Benin City, said Obaseki is a man that works and builds infrastructure without making noise about his achievements, adding that the governor has over 3000 completed projects that are yet to be commissioned.
The DG noted: “When I became close to the governor, I saw the quantum of the projects that he has done, yet, he is not commissioning them and I became very humbled. I have become a student to learn from him what it takes to handle government. I might know politics and business, but when it comes to running the governance of this state, we have the best gift that God has given to us.”
He continued: “We must learn to separate politics from governance. In the aspect of governance, Governor Obaseki is the round peg in the round hole. He is a leader that is passionate about the common man. He has been prudent in the management of available resources. With such a man, should Edo State be looking for another aspirant or another candidate from another party? No! What I see is a question of continuity. Fortunately for the governor, there is no other candidate or rival in the September 19, 2020 Governorship election in Edo State.”
Ikhine added: “I know that Governor Obaseki will be returned elected because the lives of Edo people have been transformed positively. It is beyond the commissioning of roads or schools and other infrastructural facilities. Besides, it is not a question of putting Christmas decoration on a dead wood that will make the dead wood live. Obaseki does not have such time.
“Obaseki is a man that works and builds infrastructure, yet does not make noise with his achievements. He knows that it is his own responsibility to work for the people.
He has over 3000 projects that he has done which he is yet to commission. One of the significant projects the governor has executed that everybody sees but has not been mentioned is prompt payment of salaries. Since the advent of the governor, workers in the state get their salaries before the 26th of every month.”
“How many pensioners in the state have died since the past four years while waiting for their monthly entitlement(s)? Do Edo people want to go back to that era? The era of one person selling a parcel of land to 20 people in the name of Community Development Associations (CDAs) is over. The action of those few individuals hindered development in Edo. When good people are in position, people tend to suddenly forget what they have gone through in the past.”