The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the September 10 election, Mr Godwin Obaseki has assured market women in the state to expect economic and human transformation in one year of his administration.
Obaseki stated this yesterday at Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in Benin City during an enlarge meeting with the Edo state Market Women Association, ESMWA.
The Chairman of the Edo Economic and Strategy Team, EST who pledge to empower and create more industries where the women will serve as major marketers of the end products to other states said softer loans will be released to market women across the state to enhance their businesses and improve the standard of living.
He thanked the women for making Governor Adams Oshiomhole a life member of their association and also promised to reconstruct markets across the state and append a health care centre to each to address health issues.
According to him, “You have seen for the last eight years what comrade governor has done for us in the last seven and half years. He has shown me the road, he has shown me how governance is and he has trained me to know that when you train a woman you train a nation and if you empower a woman, you empower a nation so I don’t have a choice as your next governor but to empower you more.
“When I become governor, we are bringing industries, and you will be major suppliers to the manufacturers so that Edo will be a state that other states depend on to buy goods so that we will can money.
“By the grace of God, they have started in Abuja and in a few months, maximum one year; you will see how things will turn around. I want to thank and promise you that i have not stolen before so all the money we will make in Edo state we will use in working for you”. He said.
Earlier, the President General of the Market women, Mrs Blacky Omoregie urged Mr Godwin Obaseki to continue with the projects of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole saying that the reconstruction of markets across the state would ensure the growth of business.
She described support for Obaseki as in place saying market women would support him in recognition and consolidation of the works of the comrade governor.
She said, “Your believe in Godwin Obaseki is not displace following your burning desire to make Edo a state of Eldorado.
“We want to assure you of our readiness to support his ambition to become the governor of Edo state with our prayers to enable him embrace your sterling leadership qualities in the interest of all Edo people.
“We are ready to achieve this vision in recognition of your wonder fields’ comrade governor”. She stated.

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