Dyepkazah Shibayan, Abuja
The Edo National Assembly Caucus and artisans have pooled resources to purchase the Expression of Interest and Nomination Form for Godwin Obaseki to enable him contest in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
Speaking to journalists, Senator Francis Alimikhene said the caucus believes that Obaseki will consolidate on the gains of the outgoing governor, Adams Oshiomhole, and continue from where he stopped.
He described the aspirant as a good manager of resources citing it as the reason lawmakers, in collaboration with artisans, have pooled resources to buy him the forms.
“We are here to purchase the ticket for the man we trust that can deliver Edo to the next level and the man is Godwin Obaseki, we believe in him, we trust him and we believe he will be the man to carry on where Comrade Adams Oshiomhole stop.
“The man Obaseki is a guru in management of resources and human being, and that is why we members of Edo in National Assembly deem it fit to purchase this ticket along with those who are following him back home; members of House of Assembly, market women, they contributed this money that use to purchase this ticket for him today, “he said.
Also speaking, Deputy Whip of the House of Representatives, Pally Iriase said Obaseki is the one who can transform Edo state.
“If you are to mention two states that can pay salaries, Edo state is one and if you know what Obaseki wants in terms of Industrialization, Obaseki is the one who has the blueprint to take Edo State away from civil service state to an industrialized one.
“For the past eight years, this young man has been the chairman of the economic team of Edo State pro bono, that is free of charge. By his foray into investment banking and business he is a contented man, but what we saw in Edo before Adams Oshiomhole came on board got him thinking, he came over to donate his time, his intellect to make Edo what it is today”, Iriase said.