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Adams Oshiomole 'Why I am interested in who becomes my successor'

Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomole has revealed why he is very interested in who succeeds him when his tenure elapses.

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Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomole has revealed why he is very interested in who succeeds him when his tenure elapses.

Oshiomole, whose second tenure as Governor of Edo State will be ending sometime next year, said the APC has to look for a candidate that can handle the herculean task of running the state effectively.

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The Edo State Governor made this known at the government house while receiving a delegation of Benin palace chiefs.

From my inner insight of what this job entails, I believe we should look for people who believe in the state and have the capacity to run it. We have the right to educate the people about the person who we think will be safe. Be rest assured that I am as concerned as yourselves because we have seen the damage which the wrong driver can do to our collective vehicle. Everything is the same, the only difference is the person who heads the government.

May God give us a governor that will put Edo people first, that will respect the traditional institution and that will work for the unity of our people across the 192 wards,” Oshiomhole commented.

… If someone does not believe in the state, and he has power, he will help himself,” Oshiomhole said.

The Edo State governor said that the second important criteria is that the ideal candidate must have “the capacity to manage finances prudently because you may wish to do your best, but you cannot give what you don’t have.

If you don’t have the brain, if you don’t have the knowledge and you don’t have the capacity, you will not be able to do it. So, we need people who can apply resources creatively.

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We haven’t solved all the problems, but we have made a lot of progress, and I am sure if the next governor will continue from where we will stop, for eight years of uninterrupted progress, I am sure that the Benin Kingdom will be wearing a complete new look,” said Adams Oshiomhole.

The governor claimed that he needed to be part of the selection team that would produce his successor because he has the responsibility of handling over the destiny of Edo State to a competent hand.

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