Edo State governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Godwin Obaseki, has declared that his mission is to turn around the fortunes of the state for good.
Obaseki made the declaration while speaking with journalists in Abuja after submitting his expression of interest and nomination forms at the party’s national secretariat.
He said, being part and parcel of the Adams Oshiomhole outgoing government, he has what it takes to continue with the legacy of the governor.
The governorship hopeful vowed to continue were the governor stopped, if eventually elected.
“I decided to get into the race because I have been part of the Edo project, an effort focused on reforming the way things were done in the state.”
While explaining why he and the APC should be elected, Obaseki said the party has changed Edo State, ensured infrastructural development and prompt payment of workers’ salary.
On allegation of buying votes, he said: “I don’t think Ogiemwonyi can say that. He is too responsible to say such a thing. I was in Auchi on Sunday, June 5, where Philip Shuaibu hosted about 400 delegates and we were all seated there, all the delegates had their voter cards. So, for someone to make such unguided statement, it is rather unfortunate and this is what we are trying to discourage people must run a campaign that is clear and truthful.”
At least five aspirants will slug it out for the APC sole governorship ticket.
Apart from Godwin Obaseki, other aspirants are Chris Ogiemwonyi, Major General Charles Airhiavbere, rtd, Austin Emuam and the current Deputy Governor, Pius Odubu.