BENIN CITY – The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has posited that his involvement in politics is a divine arrangement by God, to help drive the process of change in Edo politics.
Obaseki, who spoke to journalists in Benin City, said the last seven months of his second term has been spent on separating governance from politics and re-strategizing to ensure that the state works better for citizens.
The governor said his administration has continued to pursue reforms and policies to better the lives of Edo people, and was recording significant progress across all sectors of the state, especially in revenue generation.
According to him, “In the last seven months, in trying to reform the system, we discovered that government lacked professionals in the civil service to set the machinery of government on motion before political appointees will step in to collaborate in making Edo great again.
“I am into politics in the state, to midwife the process of change, as change is a constant thing in life. We can’t do politics the way that we did it in 1999.”
“Nigeria is changing. Therefore, the politics of Edo State must change: The narrative must change. It’s not a mistake going through all the processes that we went through, from campaign to election and court cases; God allowed it for a reason,” he noted.
The governor further stated that the connection between politics and development is in fulfilling the promises made to the electorate during our electioneering campaign.