Mr Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo State, seems to living to his promise that he would not be a puppet to his predecessor and now national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
Obaseki, prior to the Edo State governorship election he won in 2016, had told Nigerians in a national TV in an interview he granted to Television Continental (TVC) on September 7th, 2016, that he succumb to any godfather as a governor.
However, the governor has been having cold-war with his supposed godafther, Oshiomhole for over a year but the bubbles only got burst over the Edo State House of Assembly crisis.
Oshiomhole, who is seemingly trying to fierce his own men as leaders of the state legislature, is being blocked with stiff opposition from his political godson, Obaseki.
WARRI TODAY is pleased to serve your reading pleasure for the record purpose what Obaseki told Nigerians in the interview not to be Oshiomhole’s puppet.
Below is the story:
The All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has declared that he will not be a puppet to any godfather if elected governor of Edo State in the Saturday’s election.
Obaseki made the declaration during an interview monitored on Television Continental on Wednesday.
“I will not be a puppet to any godfather or godmother if I become governor of Edo State,” Obaseki said.
The APC candidate said if he needed to be a puppet to anybody, he would rather be a puppet to the good people of Edo State, whose general mandate he was seeking to become their governor.
Obaseki described Governor Adams Oshiomhole as a true democrat who, according to him, does not even like to be seen as a godfather, let alone expect someone to be his puppet.
He commended the achievements of the Adams Oshiomhole administration and promised to continue work on the good template already set by the governor so that he could move the state to greater heights.
Obaseki said he was also set to make a positive difference in governance, if elected, and promised to deliver more dividends of democracy to the people of the state.
Commenting on how his government would generate at least 200,000 jobs for youths within his first four years in office, Obaseki said he hoped to achieve this through agricultural reforms and by also creating the necessary enabling environment for investors to come and do business in Edo State.
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