Godwin Obaseki, the governor of Edo State, has asked political leaders all over the country to do more to ease the pains of Nigerians who are suffering because of bad governance and inefficiency. If they don’t, they can expect a surprise from the voters in the upcoming general elections in 2023.
Obaseki told reporters in Benin City that Nigerians are tired of the inefficiency and failures of government officials and other representatives, and if nothing is done to change the story, they will vote out the same people.
He said that the people are paying close attention to the political situation in the country and are ready to surprise political parties with their new ideas.
Obaseki said, “I’m sure we’re all keeping a close eye on what’s going on in the country, especially how politics are changing. Nigerians are getting tired of their government and the people who work for them in government. We can tell that from how they act and feel and how they respond on social media.
“It would be bad for us as a government and representatives of our people to ignore the changes that are coming and think that everything is still the same. As we are starting to see, we will all be shocked.
“People are now starting to realize that they need to ask more of those in government and in charge of their resources and commonwealth. People will go out and vote for their choice or interests.”
He also said, “No political party in the country today can strut around and say it will win or have a clear victory in the next election.”
“People are watching, and the only reason people will leave their homes to go to the polls is if there is something they want to vote for or against.” If they haven’t gotten anything out of it, they probably won’t vote on Election Day.”
The governor also said, “People will say that you haven’t done what you said you would, that you haven’t kept your word. People will react. No one will be left alone. When the new group takes over, they won’t be nice to the civil servants. They will put pressure on them, and politicians will be kicked out of office.
“We are lucky in Edo State because we saw it coming, made plans for it, and are ready for it. The problem is that many people don’t believe us because they think we still have time and things will go on as usual.”