He was addressing stakeholders during flag stops at Umogun-Nokhua, Evboesi and surrounding communities in Orhionwon local government area of the state, in continuation of his campaign tour of the state to solicit votes for the PDP in the coming elections.
He also said he was better equipped to govern Edo state saying his interest in in politics was not for selfish reasons but borne out of a desire to ensure that the commonwealth of the people was administered in the best possible way for the wellbeing of a greater number.
He said, “I was born in Edo state. I schooled in Edo state. I worked in Edo state. I married from Edo state. My business is in Edo state. In fact I have lived all my life in Edo state. To me this means that I am completely committed to the prosperity of Edo state”.
“I believe that we can make Edo better and greater than it is presently, so that our children can agree to live here and in turn help in contributing their own quota to the growth and development of our state”.
“I ventured into politics because I am concerned about the situation of our state and the condition of our people. And that is because no matter how much you do as an individual you can only scratch the surface”.
“The only institution that has the capacity to contribute meaningfully to the welfare of many is the government. Government is the custodian of our commonwealth. So anybody with such passion like mine must be in government so that our commonwealth is used for the good of more people”.
He pledged to make a better job of governing the state if given the mandate , assuring voters in the state that their votes will count if they turn out en masse early on Election Day to be accredited and cast their votes accordingly.