Godwin Obaseki
Godwin Obaseki
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“I Will Win Second Term,” Obaseki Boasts

Funsho Akinwale

The embattled Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has vowed that he would win a second term considering his achievements and strength in the last four years.

The governor dropped the hints on Sunday while addressing Edo indigenes during a town hall meeting in Lagos.

Obaseki, in his address, noted that he is not focusing on governorship election, but victory is assured.

“I will win my second term because there is nothing like godfatherism in the state again.

“The problem of Edo is not resources; it is not opportunity.

“We had all of these. “We had everything.

“Our problem is that people have been thinking so shortsightedly.

“The military governors did not know when the next coup would be so they didn’t make attempts and the politicians are only concerned about the next election.

“For us, we are not thinking about the next election because by the grace of God, that is spoken to already.

“We are thinking about the next generation; where will Edo be in 2050? “How would it be positioned by 2050? How would we overtake Lagos by 2050? It is possible.

“For us, it is clear; what we need to do is to plan.

“They said those who fail to plan, plan to fail.

“So, it is about having rigorous regional and urban planning. We didn’t meet anything but we will leave behind a lot,” he said.

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