Oshiomhole Boasts, “My Successor Will Come From APC Because PDP Has Neither The Messenger Or Message”
Gov. Oshiomhole said his successor must be someone who has a passion for the state and elected on the platform of the All Progressive Congress.
In addition to the aforementioned, the person must have managerial competence to drive and ensure that the state witnesses more growth and development than during his tenure.
Oshiomhole, who made the disclosure in a chat with journalists on Sunday in Benin City, boasted that next year’s governorship election in the state would be a walk-over for the APC because the Peoples Democratic Party would be easily defeated irrespective of the candidate it presents.
The governor gave his administration a pat on the back for rediscovering the state and giving the people confidence that Edo is viable.
He, however, stressed that it won’t be a bed of roses for his successor as he/she would have to face the challenges of how to work on some feeder roads and connect adjoining streets.
“Today the Edo man has regained confidence, there is no question now that the state is capable of developing and that we can do something about the problem of infrastructure, flooding, restoring integrity to public schools and restoring integrity to public health care system”, Mr. Oshiomhole said.
He took a swipe at the opposition PDP, saying the party cannot point to one “clean road with street light, with drainage that they did that is still there”, adding that the only existing ones were those done when Samuel Ogbemudia was military Governor of the old Mid-West State in the late 1960’s and mid-1970’s.
“If the PDP had laid some foundations we would have gone far today, we started from minus and minus to zero”, he said.
“But the next governor is going to build on plus plus plus. And I am confident that the next governor will come from APC because the PDP has neither the messenger nor can they have a credible message”, Oshiomhole boasted.