The Godwin Obaseki Campaign Organisation (GOCO) has confirmed that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September 10 Edo gubernatorial elections, Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, will take part in the debate being organized by the Nigeria Election Debate Group (NEDG) onSeptember 3.
According to Honourable Abass Brahimah, GOCO’s Director of Communications, “Democracy is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. This is why persons who aspire to lead are expected to share their programmes and polices with the people they seek to govern. As a true progressive, Godwin Obaseki understands this, and will take advantage of credible platforms such as the NEDG to present his development agenda to Edo people.”
“Already, while opposition candidates are going about chasing shadows, Godwin Obaseki is taking his message of hope to people and groups across the state, discussing real economic issues and practical development plans, as clearly articulated in his manifesto – Road to Prosperity.”
In the manifesto, Obaseki notes: “The world is set for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We have identified the cycles and markers and we are prepared to play our part in this forward shift in the gears, ideologically opposed to being left behind. Edo State can compete owing to our factor endowments, our collective human capital resource pool, our established track record in corporate governance; our blend of the ancient and modern; and by keeping one eye ontomorrow.
“To this end, we have anchored our campaign on the establishment and furtherance of good governance through institutions, infrastructure, a permissive investment climate, tough attitude to law and order, increased production capacity and sociocultural development.”
The Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG) is a coalition of broadcast organizations, civil society organizations and professional groups who are committed to the deepening of democracy in Nigeria and the entrenching of an enduring democratic culture through organized television debates since the return to democratic rule in 1999.
Since then, the group has put together debates to enable the Nigerian electorate have an opportunity to hear first hand from aspiring presidential candidates, their intentions and aspirations through an equal opportunity platform. NEDG has since transformed into a broad based non-partisan, non-profit making organization with the primary mandate of organizing and hosting live televised debates for all presidential, vice presidential and gubernatorial candidates in Nigeria