Benin City - Edo State governor-elect, Godwin Obaseki, has revealed that he will not appoint any member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) into his cabinet.
Obaseki made the statement while speaking with reporters in Benin, capital of Edo State on Saturday.
While admitting that he knows he has to hit the ground running, Obaseki explained that since the Edo State House of Assembly would be going on recess a month after he takes over the leadership of the state, his first assignment would be the presentation of budget to the House
“I will not be able to accept anybody from the opposition as a commissioner in my cabinet,” he said.
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“My first assignment is to put together a team and get appropriation for next year because we have to hit the ground running.”
Obaseki promised a government of continuity, saying his administration would continue with the policy of the outgoing government, and would create jobs and empower youths.
“The focus will not change in terms of infrastructure and education. The added focus will be on job creation and empowerment,” he said.
“We will continue to build roads and refurbish schools. What is important is how to get people to work.”
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) according to News 24, had on Thursday declared Obaseki as winner of the gubernatorial election.
Obaseki polled 319 483 votes to defeat his closest rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the PDP, who polled 253 173 votes.
- News 24