The All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in the September 10 election, Godwin Obaseki, has assured the people of Esan South-East Local Government Area that his vision for the land is to reignite its economy by bringing investors and creating employment to people of the area.
Obaseki stated this when he and his running mate, Honourable Philip Shaibu, visited the palace of the Onojie of Ubiaja, HRH Zaiki Curtis Aidenoje, together with Governor Adams Oshiomhole.
According to Obaseki, “I want to reassure you that I know Esan Land, I grew up in Esan Land, I have friends and family in Esan Land so I have a sense of commitment to the Esan people. Given the opportunity, we will accelerate the good works which the present administration started over seven years ago.”
“Our responsibility is to further boost the economy of Esan Land. I promise to construct the Ubiaja road and attract investors for mechanised rice farming in Ilushi. We will invest in technical education to build the capacity of our people so that they will be able to provide the skilled manpower required to operate the machinery that will be brought in by the investors.”
Speaking further Obaseki noted, “Because of the direction we are heading, which is to bring prosperity to our people through investments in critical sectors, we need the support of our traditional institutions to ensure security of investors, and we have come to seek your blessings.”
Also speaking, Governor Oshiomhole thanked the Monarch for his warm reception and commended his style of leadership in the community saying, “You have demonstrated, through your exemplary leadership, the value that good education can bring to governance, and you are a shining light not just for our youths but for all of us”.
He assured that Obaseki, as next governor, would improve on the achievements of his administration. He listed some of the development projects that his government had successfully executed noting, “We have built schools for our children and delivered water to communities where it was thought impossible, and I want to assure you that Obaseki will do even more, and no one will be left behind in his development plan for the state. Edo belongs to all of us!”
Oshiomhole added that those who claim that Esan land has been marginalised failed to build a single school in the local government for the benefit of our children and the community at large.
In his response, HRH Zaiki Curtis Aidenojie – flanked by Onojies of Emu, Oroh and Uhodua – tasked Governor Oshiomhole on improving basic infrastructures in the area and assured Obaseki of their full support and blessings in the forthcoming election.
“All we want is for our people to be carried along in whatever your administration is doing, and we will do our part in ensuring that you succeed as Governor. You have our full support and blessings”, the Onojie noted.