The flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September 10 Edo gubernatorial elections, Godwin Obaseki, has declared that the time has come for the people of Edo to take their destiny in their hands by rallying their support behind the APC and voting massively for her candidates to ensure sustained development and a brighter, more prosperous future through maximization of the state’s abundant natural resources.
Obaseki made the declaration while addressing supporters in Ososo, Akoko Edo Local Government Area. According to him, each community in the state is endowed with enough natural resources with which it can attract investment and development. What we need is an administration that is capable of mobilizing investable funds for development and creation of employment opportunities.”
“Having excelled greatly in creating wealth and many jobs in my over 30 year career in investment banking, and served diligently as Chairman of the state’s Economy & Strategy Team for nearly 8 years, I have not just the requisite experience and professional expertise to accelerate the development that Governor Oshiomhole has started, but also possess valuable networks and the drive to see to the optimization of the state’s abundant resources for the prosperity of our people.”
Earlier, Obaseki told the paramount ruler of the community, His Royal Highness, Anslem Adeloro Obaitan, the Olososo of Ososo, that his administration intends to construct the road leading from Ososo to Okpella as part of his plan to tap into its investable natural endowments, including its tourism sites with a view to opening up the community up for economic enhancement and people-oriented development.
In his words, “when voted into office I will construct the Ososo-Okpella road and open Ososo up for development, particularly in the area of tourism because no other community in the state has greater tourism potential than Ososo. My administration will also bring in investors that will develop the tourism sites.”
In his response, the traditional ruler expressed gratitude to the APC candidate for considering Ososo worthy in terms of priority project allocation. He assured the candidate that along with the support from the people of the community, he would continue to pray that Obaseki is elected governor come September 10. He urged Obaseki to fulfill his promise to construct the Ososo-Okpella road, as according to him, the road will further open up the community for development – the same way the Igarra-Ososo road constructed by Oshiomhole opened the community up.
“Some years back only a few persons could risk coming here on a visit as a result of the deplorable condition of the roads linking Ososo from other communities. We thank the Comrade Governor for the construction of Igarra-Ososo road. The importance of the Ososo-Okpella road in boosting economic activities within the community cannot be over emphasized”, the traditional ruler noted.
Obaseki also promised to rehabilitate and increase the production capacity of the Ojirami Dam to produce enough portable water not only for the people of Ososo but also for the industries located in and around the communities. His campaign team also visited Ekpedo, Ibillo and Igarra, all in Akoko Edo Local Government Area.