Governor Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday, commissioned a new 8.5-kilometre Uhen-Olumoye road in Ovia North East, in continuation of delivering people-oriented projects to the people of Edo State.
Speaking during the commissioning of the road which is in the Local Government Area of former Governor of the State, Mr. Lucky Igbinedion, Oshiomhole said the road is a reward to the people of the community for putting their trust in him.
He said: “If you had not voted for me, I wouldn’t have become governor, and if I had not become governor, I wouldn’t have been able to construct this road. And the money I used for constructing this road is not from me, but from you. This work is the result of your trust.
He continued, “anything that is within my power to do for you, I will like to do because that is the only way to reward you for your trust in me. This road is part of the debts I’m paying back, and by the special grace of God, it is not only this road. I have already told my people that for the electricity issue, I will give them more money. I will make sure that before the end of next week, they will install light.
Oshiomhole added: “the only thing I want to reveal is that the man our party, APC, has chosen to continue from where I will stop, to start part two is not a stranger in governance. The day we held the state executive council meeting where we took the decision to construct this road, he was there in the meeting because he is the chairman of the economic team. So, there is nothing we do that he doesn’t know about. He knows where we want to go and where we are at the moment. He also knows what is remaining and he knows how to do what is remaining. That is why we say we want to consolidate on what we have done and we want to go to the next level.
“So, I want to promise you that Godwin Obaseki will even do better because he doesn’t have to learn the work again. After we have worked for eight years, I will withdraw and he will take over. I have no fear about that. And I promise you that APC will do more. Even if I am sleeping, I know that Obaseki will do well.”