The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has reiterated that he has no plans to defect from his party and reaffirmed his commitment to developing the State irrespective of his party affiliation.
The Governor stated this during a banquet in Benin City as part of the 2021 Alaghodaro Summit activities. He stressed that he is committed to ensuring better lives for Edo citizens.
“No matter the persuasion to join any political party, I will not. I will continue to provide leadership for all Edo people. We don’t need to join another political party to develop Edo State to become a home for all,” he said.
“Our goal is to position Edo where it should be, as our State has been created to provide leadership for this country; that is how it has been and will always be.”
The Governor noted that the Alaghodaro Summit had become a platform his administration is using to prepare Edo youths for tomorrow’s leadership position.
He said: “Data are driving our politics. We will continue to do our best as a government to make life better for our people who trusted us with their votes.
“In the last five years, we have been in the foundation laying stage for the development of Edo State. That era has passed and now, it’s time to move as fast as possible in developing the State as the challenges and barriers have been taken care of.”
Earlier, former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Governor of Edo State, John- Odigie Oyegun, has lauded the Governor over his efforts in curbing irregular migration among youths in the State.
According to him, “Today, our youths are no longer travelling through the Mediterranean Sea as you have curbed the menace of irregular migration. Our children are now being prepared for the future with the use of technology.
“When Edo prospers, the nation will prosper; our artifacts are all over the world, our achievements are all over; this is what Alaghodaro is all about.”