Chief Lucky Imasuen has described Godwin Obaseki as an economy driver the state needed now.
Imasuen made the observation during the endorsement of Obaseki by the state chapter of Pool Promoters and Agents in Benin.
He said what the state needed at this point of economy difficulties were persons like Obaseki because of his wealth of experience as an investment expert and chairman of the state economic team.
He said having been part of Oshiomhole’s government in this last seven years, Obaseki already knew what needed to be done to take the state to the next level.
Imasuen said that Oshiomhole had provided the basis for the growth of the state and what was left now was for Obaseki, who had been part of the government, to continue on the foundation that had been laid.
He expressed confidence that Obaseki would become the next governor of the state.
“Edo is a sailing ship and the ship has been sailing well. The ship must not be disturbed or changed. It is only Obaseki that can repair the economy of the State.
“Edo needs a governor who is an economic expert, particularly now that the Nigeria economy is going through trials.
“Obaseki is a driver who has driven well and has served the state with all sincerity of purpose.
“As good spirited citizens of Edo, we need continuity of a government with the track record of performance.”
The governorship candidate, who was represented by Mr John Osakue, the Deputy General of his campaign organisation, commended pool promoters and agents for the bold step of endorsing Obaseki.
He said Oshiomhole had laid the needed foundation for the development of the state and that the call for continuity was to sustain the tempo of development.
Osakue assured that the issue of double taxation and illegal collection would become a thing of the past when Obaseki emerged as governor.