Obaseki, Edo APC Governorship Candidate Promises 200,000 Jobs


Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has promised to create more than 200,000 jobs, if elected as governor.

Obaseki who is the flag bearer of the APC in the governorship elections in Edo State scheduled for September 10th 2016.

Mr. Obaseki made the promise at the launch of his campaign at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin city on Saturday.

The APC flag bearer in Edo said the focus of his administration if elected, would be job creation, entrepreneurship and industrialisation.

Obaseki further explained that most of the jobs would be created through agriculture and skills acquisition.

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He added that agriculture would be moved from subsistence farming to commercialized agriculture.

Mr Obaseki heartily declared that his administration would make Edo state the agriculture hub of the country.

APC Candidate Obaseki Promises 200,000 Jobs In 4 Years

Further promising in his campaign speech, he said that if elected governor, his administration would make power supply available. He also promised to make entrepreneurship a way of life as well as recognise the role of technical and vocational training.

The APC flag bearer also said his administration would give prominence to women empowerment and ensure that some programmes and trainings were specifically tailored specifically for the women.

He assured Edo people that his team would consolidate on the solid foundation already laid by the outgoing administration of Gov. Adams Oshiomhole.


Governor Oshiomhole had earlier mentioned that the All Progressives Congress in the state was gathered to present the party’s agenda, and to consolidate on what had already been started.

He stressed the need for his administration to hand over to a competent, resourceful and intelligent successor, hence the choice of Mr. Obaseki.

Governor Oshiomhole noted that there was the need for all to rededicate themselves to the aspiration of the candidate, stressing that Obaseki was not an apprentice but a committed person concerned about the development of the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the National Chairman of the APC, Chief John Oyegun, received defectors from other parties on the occasion.

Oyegun also presented the Obaseki with the party’s flag as its flag bearer.

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