The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has urged for support to deliver more on ongoing reforms and infrastructural development programmes that will make lives meaningful for Edo people.
The governor, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Hon. Osaigbovo Iyoha, made the call during a courtesy visit by members of the Edo Voice Movement for Continuity and Sustainability led by Osagie Erhunmwense, at the Government House in Benin City.
He said, “Edo is our common patrimony in sustaining the good works of His Excellency, Governor Godwin Obaseki beyond his tenure but however this issue of successor will distract us as we still have lots of work to do for Edo people.
“We have ongoing projects and the governor needs more time to concentrate on delivering good governance to Edo people before we talk of politics of succession. He swore to Edo people that he will provide leadership for the people.
“Our focus is on the people even as the party provides the platform to lead. The people are the focus and the governor is doing his best to make life better for Edo people. Our election is next year, more than a year to the election, who takes over from the governor is now a point of discussion and this can lead to distraction but the governor is focused and determined in ensuring that the people get the dividends of democracy.
“The governor’s focus is on good governance that will affect the lives of the people positively. Business and commerce in the state are thriving all thanks to the friendly policies and conducive environment created by the governor to woo investors into the State.
“We know you are supporters of this administration and appreciate you for that. The governor acknowledges your support and thank you for all you are doing for his administration.”
Earlier, the leader of the group, Osagie Erhunmwense, commended the Governor Obaseki-led administration for his developmental stride and friendly policies that have improved the lives of citizens of Edo State.
He noted, “We have never had it good politically in Edo State as the government of Godwin Obaseki has given us a new narrative politically. The State has enjoyed massive development in the past seven years and after the last Governorship election, we decided to mobilize people to support the administration to ensure continuity in the State.
“We are here to thank the governor for doing well and this group has been working for over six months and able to penetrate the 192 wards across the State. Working to raise a massive movement that will ensure a strong leader to consolidate and continue the developmental stride of the governor to continue where the governor will stop.”