As the people of Edo State seek to consolidate the gains of the Adams Oshiomhole led administration on the best candidate of the political parties seeking to occupy Osadebey Avenue come September 28th, 2016, Mr. Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been described as “the best bet just as a contrast could be risky for the future of the state”, a statement by the Executive Director, Media and Public Affairs, Governor’s Office, Mr. John Mayaki said.
Mayaki said, “whatever achievements and gains recorded throughout the Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole’s administration could be worthless, if we miss it on 28th – and as such, voters must use their tongue to count their teeth, so as not to risk a futuristic flameout on the state”.
“It’s a big gamble on Wednesday September 28th”, Mayaki observed. “We stand the risk of losing all our achievements, if the right person – Mr. Godwin Obaseki is not elected as a successor to Adams Oshiomhole. A mistake would be very expensive, especially at this critical time in our nation’s history. Only the voters would deliver us from this death-cage by voting somebody who believes in Edo state and has capacity to manage it”.
According to Mayaki, “My concern is just as yours; we have seen the damage which a wrong driver can do to our collective vehicle – the state. We need not take our future into rabbit holes; voters must be told because that would be strategically dumb and self-defeating.
“I believe we should vote Godwin Obaseki because he will put Edo state first, he will respect traditional institutions, rejuvenate the economy with his wealth of financial experience, create jobs, attract investors and work for the unity of our people across the state.
“In addition, we need someone with capacity to manage the lean resources prudently and judiciously – remember, nobody can give what he does not have. If you don’t have the brain, if you don’t have the knowledge and capacity, you will not be able to do it. So, we need an Obaseki who can apply the resources creatively”.
“It’s also good to note”, according to Mayaki that “as we go to the polls on September 28th, we must not depend on our momentary obsessions to decide our future. The opposition party knows that with Governor Oshiomhole, they are flirting with a political disaster and as such, to consolidate on the Governor’s achievement is to support Godwin Obaseki and only then we can go basking in gushy assurances about our future and the sustenance of the Oshiomhole’s legacies.
“The people of the state – the workers; civil servants, the artisans, market women, religious leaders, traditional institutions, and the civil society – want a Governor, no doubts, with capacity to provide positive leadership and this can only be done by taking on the fight that matters most on Wednesday 28th and that is by giving mandate to Mr. Godwin Obaseki”, Mayaki said.