Obaseki promises to build new cities
Obaseki made the promise at the palace of the Okaevbo of Urhonigbe, Igie Amokhuo. He told the people that he would reopen the moribund Urhonigbe Rubber Plantation and acquire more land to expand the project.
The candidate said the rubber plantation would offer employment to the people, disclosing that the Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) has been signed by the governor.
Obaseki said the proposed new towns would be complemented with infrastructure and industries to give every community a sense of belonging.
“I will make Urhonigbe a major city in Edo State by taking advantage of the existing infrastructure and attracting investment to the city,” he said.
The monarch said it was important for the political leaders to build trust with the people, as the only way to establish a lasting relationship.
He urged Obaseki to work towards adopting the same attitude towards a people-oriented development as the incumbent governor has done.
The governor, Adams Oshiomhole, who spoke at a rally in Eyaen, near Benin City, told the people that Obaseki would work for the people.
“Godwin is ready for work, he has been part of this government these past seven years. He knows what has been done and what is left to be done,” he said.
He dispelled rumour of his ill health and said those who want to gain power through the back door are behind the rumour.
The APC state chairman, Anselm Ojezua, who also spoke at the rally described the party as the people’s hope.
Ojezua appealed for the people’s support for the party and its candidate, adding, “Never again should we go back to Egypt.”