The two leading contestants in the Edo State governorship race, Godwin Obaseki and Osagie Ize-Iyamu, took the podium at the Benson Idahosa University recently, to woo voters with their manifestos.
Obaseki of the ruling All Progressives Congress and Ize-Iyamu of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, appeared separately at a two-day interactive session organised by the International Leadership Idea Exchange at the Benson Idahosa University campus.
The interactive session had the theme, “Why You?”
Obaseki, who took the stage on the first day of the interactive session, seized the opportunity to harp on his dream of making Edo State the food basket of the whole country.
The candidate, who said his agricultural programme would focus on the production of oil palm, cassava, cocoa, grains, rubber, fruits and vegetables, assured the people that the initiative would create over 20,000 jobs for the citizens.
He said, “There is so much we have done and we need someone who understands this to continue in that trajectory.”
Ize-Iyamu, who spoke on the second day of the interactive session, said he was in the race to correct the wrongs done in the state during the reign of the APC.
Ize-Iyamu of the PDP said he was in the governorship race because he was deeply concerned about the happenings in the state.
He explained that his focus would be on infrastructural development as an instrument for attracting investment to the state.