Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, who is also the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has assured residents of Aiyegunle Community in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area that his administration would, in the next three months, electrify the community.
Speaking during a campaign in Edo North Senatorial District, Obaseki assured that his administration, in collaboration with the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), will continue to pursue rural electrification projects to ensure all communities in the state have access to electricity.
“On my way here, I called on your son, Prof. James Momoh, of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, to discuss how to ensure electricity gets to Aiyegunle community.
“ In three months, he will put all machinery in place and ensure the people here get electricity. Our role as government is to build roads, provide security, potable water and electricity but some people want us to share the money and we refused,” Obaseki said.
Reacting to the impeachment of the Edo House of Assembly, Deputy speaker, Yekini Idiaye, Obaseki assured the people of his support to the community, saying “he sold his people by accepting the N40 million from Comr. Adams Oshiomhole, but we will not sell you”.
DailyTimes reports that the Edo governorship election will hold on September 19, 2020.