According to reports, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said he will produce over 100 millionaires in the state in four years when elected as governor in the September 28 election.
Obaseki who stated this while speaking with the Grassroots Initiative, GYI, in Ikpoba Okha local government area said Edo is work to finish and urged the people use their Permanent Voters Card, PVC to actualise the peoples-oriented plans already laid down.
According to him, “I don’t talk too much all I need to do is to work and by the grace of God we have started work in Edo and we will finish it. What we have done in the last eight years have been seen by you people but what we will do in the next four years is what i will emphasise on.
“God has blessed us in Edo that no state is like Edo. We don’t have any reason to be poor, the only reason why we are poor is because of bad leadership and with good leadership the sky is our limit.
“We are almost through with refurbishing our schools and we will finish them. But why are we doing schools? It is to correct all the mistakes that the PDP made in their years of governance that children didn’t want to go to school. Now we have done it the best thing is to get more teachers to teach the pupils and students.
“So the first thing i am going to emphasise in employment is to register the unemployed because we have employed a lot of people in the last eight years.
“We are launching our programme on agriculture called the anchor programme. Edo has been selected for seven products, oil palm, rubber, cassava, maize, live stock, poultry and fishery. Government is going to support you all you want to do.
“Alone I can’t do it but I need all of you to support the project to make it work so that by the time we come here, almost everybody will be gainfully and skilfully employed.
“We have done research in government, I don’t want to be a governor where people fight to be senior special assistant before they can buy a car, i want to be a governor that will produce 100 millionaires after four years. That is my goal so that at the end my tenure, the people will truly lead because they will be empowered.
“If you have your PVC, on the 28, you all should come out and vote for the APC. They had planned violence on the September 10thbut it didn’t work out.
On his part, President of GYI, Mr Osarobo Idahosa, said, “We are ready to deliver all votes for Obaseki and we are here to officially endorse you because we find you thy among other candidates.”