Edo 2024: I’ve not anointed a successor – Obaseki

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki said that he hasn’t chosen anyone who would succeed him after his tenure expires next year.

“I am not in the position now to determine, appoint or anoint a successor,’’ Edo’s Gov. Godwin Obaseki said in Benin on Friday.

“All I know is that in the process of seeking my successor, there must be fairness, equity, and a sense of inclusion because our goal is to keep Edo as one.

“The important thing for us as an administration is for us to finish strong and complete everything we told Edo people we would do for them during our campaigns,’’ Obaseki told newsmen.

The Governor stated the qualities a successor should possess. Some are: Fairness, equity, and a sense of inclusion.

According to him, “I have nothing personal against the deputy governor and never had.

“For me, the issues are very straightforward,’’ Obaseki said.

Prior to this day, there has been a rift between him and Shaibu, the deputy governor.

When Shaibu apologized for his inaction he replied: to err is human, while to forgive is divine.

He was also asked if he would allow Shaibu to return to the Government House, but he gave no reply.