The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the September 28 Edo Governorship elections, Godwin Obaseki, has said that Edo State needs a competent, credible and hardworking governor to deliver people-oriented programs and effectively manage the meager resources accruing to the state due the fall in global oil prices.
Obaseki made the assertion yesterday at an interactive session with civil society organizations in Edo State. He noted that with declining oil revenues and the consequent reduction in federal allocation to states, fresh ideas are needed in the running of government today, and that diversifying the economy has become even more imperative to ensure sustainable growth and development.
He noted that the viability of a state boils down to its productive capacity.
According to him: “Edo State lost two generations to bad governance by the PDP and to ‘career politicians’. The political base can no longer be restricted to people with traditional political anthem; we now need to infuse fresh blood, thinking and resources into our politics; and that is what people like me came into the political scene to characterize.”