Obaseki advocates technology driven development. As campaigns intensify ahead of the September 10 gubernatorial election in Edo State, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Godwin Obaseki campaign organisation has insisted that its approach would continue to be more of technology than the old norm of pasting posters.
Prince Greg Ogiogwa, Deputy Director in the directorate of communications, media and publicity of the campaign organisation, made this assertion in Benin City while leading a campaign road show with a motorised giant screen displaying the programmes of the candidate.
Prince Ogiogwa said this approach was to showcase what a Godwin Obaseki led administration in Edo State would do on assumption of office if elected governor at the polls on September 10.
He said the era of defacing the city with all manner of posters on every available space in the name of electioneering campaign was gone and that now is when to reach out to the electorate via technology.
Prince Ogiogwa said the Obaseki administration would be driven by technology that the people of the state can benefit from directly or indirectly as dividends of good governance.
The Deputy Director stated that information and communication technology (ICT) training and empowerment targeting the youths as part of job creation mechanism would be accorded top priority by the government.
At the King Square in the heart of Benin City where the motorised large screen berthed for several hours, residents commended the initiative as they passed by watching and listening to the campaign messages from the device.
Prince Ogiogwa said that apart from the state capital, where the campaign initiative is already running, same would be replicated in other major towns in the state after the completion of the campaign flag off in all three senatorial zones.
He said in smaller towns and villages where the motorised big screes could not be deployed, other means of movement and communication would be employed to convey the same message of hope to the people ahead of the election.
Directorate of Communications, Media and Publicity
Godwin Obaseki Campaign Organisation