Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has said that his administration, unlike that of his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole, will focus on governance rather than politics.
Obaseki, while speaking to newsmen on Sunday at the Edo State Government House, added that there would be “no free lunch anymore” under his administration.
”You will find out that our administration is going to be slightly different, if not radically different, from the last four years and the reason is simple. In the last four years, we had to do a lot of politics because we had to recover our state from strange people who took over, Obaseki said.
“By the grace of God, we have recovered our state; it is now our state. In the next four years, we are going to be concentrating on what to do with our state.”
“We are going to be having more governance and less politics, so that we can move Edo forward. But I can assure you that nobody will be left out. There is space for everybody – the young, the not-too-young and the old; we have plans for everybody.
“But the problem we have is that we now have to get value for everything we have. There is no free lunch anymore; everybody must now work to earn. You must work to ‘chop.’”
”When we have done that, then we will ask who is capable to do it. That is when we will appoint those who are going to do it. So, just give me time. One thing I can assure you is that we will only do the right thing because we know what is at stake,” he added.