The Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has told Governor Godwin Obaseki to start packing his load out of the Government House.Acting Chairman of the party, Emperor Jaret Tenebe, gave the quit notice when he received a former deputy governor, Lucky Imasuen, who visited the party’s secretariat in Benin to declare his intention to vie for the governorship ticket.
He announced that the party parades an array of competent aspirants that can win election for the party and assured a level playing field for all its aspirants.
“I want to send a message to Godwin Obaseki that it is not going to be business as usual and we are ready, willing and able to go back. So, start packing your load to leave the government because the calibre of people we have received here are capable of winning elections and governing the state”, he added.
Earlier in his speech, Imasuen said security, employment creation and erosion control would top his agenda as governor.
“I believe I am the best to get the ticket for the party. I am prepared psychologically, I am prepared mentally, I am prepared financially for this game and experience wise, you know my antecedents.
“We need a government that will echo the yearning and the cry of the people of Edo State, we need a government that will respect the traditional institution, we need a government that will respect the party, we need a government that will serve the people instead of the people serving them, we need a government that will cut waste, we need a government that can distinguish between wants and needs.
“We need a government that will reorganise and restructure Edo State. I was once a deputy governor, once a Chief of Staff, a businessman, and a farmer. I think I have what it takes and it is my hope that after listening to me today, the party will throw its weight behind me,” the former deputy governor stated.