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Obaseki has Sanitized Edo Politics says APC Chieftain

Obaseki has Sanitized Edo Politics says APC Chieftain

A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Edo state, Chief Charles Idahosa, has lauded Governor Godwin Obaseki for sanitizing the politics of the state within 100 days in office.

Idahosa who was former Political aide to then Governor Adams Oshiomhole stated this on Friday while fielding questions from newsmen in Benin City.

Chief Idahosa who described the ban on illegal revenue collection as a giant stride noted that giving the 192 wards the opportunity to choose who represent them in his cabinet translate to returning power to people who overwhelmingly voted him as governor.

He said Obaseki's actions since his inauguration on November 12, 2016, has carefully outlined what is to be expected within the next four years.

Idahosa, further urged the people and party faithful to be patient as the governor implement his plans for the growth of Edo.

"Obaseki has made a giant stride in the effort at repositioning the state civil service. He has been working with technocrats of the state workforce since his inauguration.

"What he has done is to draw out the Blue print and policies of his government with this technocrats so that when he appoints his commissioners, they will now implement all these policies, in conjunction with these technocrats.

"With these people, Obaseki already has a master plan of what his government is set out to achieve in the next four years," Idahosa stated.

Speaking further, the APC chieftain also said Obaseki's government of hundred days has entrenched participatory politics in the governance of the state.

He said for the very first time, the people are been given the opportunity to decide who their Commissioners, Special Advisers, Senior Special Assistant, will be.

According to him, "This has never happen before, for the first time, the whole 192 wards will have a Senior Special Assistants and also determine who these persons will be.

"What this has done is that there is now discipline in the party. Venues of meetings used to be like war front. He has made politics decent.

"He wants everybody to be part of his government. We will be having a participatory government for the first time in this state.

"Obaseki is thinking of the generality of the people, rather than individuals. His style may be different from what we are used to, but we will all adjust to it with time."

Idahosa also lauded the governor for mustering the political will to stop revenue collection by private individuals in the state, within his first 100 days in office.

"This action help saved the state from an impending trouble. We had small small war lords who extorts monies from the people all in the name of collecting revenue.

"Everybody in Benin and indeed Edo, now have sense of relief from the activities of these people," he said.