Edo State Deputy Governor-elect, Mr Philip Shaibu, says the Godwin Obaseki led incoming government of Edo, have no choice but to build on the legacy that would be left by the Adams Oshiomhole led government.
Shaibu stated this on Saturday, during a thank you rally to the people of Etsako West, Etsako Central and Etsako East Local Government Areas of the state.
It would be recalled that the All Progressives Congress (APC), governorship candidate, Mr Godwin Obaseki was declared elected in the September 28, governorship elections in Edo.
Obaseki pulled 319, 483 votes to beat Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who scored a total of 253,173 votes.
Shaibu assured the people of Etsako East who defied a heavy down pour to listen to his message, that they have a lot to be hopeful for in the Obaseki led government.
While noting that the outgoing Oshiomhole’s government have laid foundation for good governance, he said they (the Governor-elect and himself), remain undaunted with Oshiomhole’s performance in the past seven years.
He said the incoming government already has a workable blue-print of what they hope to achieve in office before seeking for the peoples mandate.
“Yes, we have an outgoing government that have been generally acknowledged to have performed credibly well, however, while we are challenged with this record performance, we are undaunted with it.
“We aim of seeking for your mandate is not only to chat a new map for the economy property of our dear state, but to also make life easier for us all.
“To me, haven been part and parcel of the Oshiomhole led government, we are well abreast of what have been done and what more is needed to do. This is to let you know that we are well prepared for the job.
“As you all know, we cannot do it all alone, so, while we solicit for your support and cooperation, I want us all to know that we have a lot to be hopeful for, both as a state and people.
“Legacy that will be left by Oshiomhole will not be insurmountable, we will not only be working to match his achievement, but also work to surpass it,” Shaibu vowed.