Governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, has said he used common sense to approach politics.
The governor stated this at a Thanksgiving Service organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), as part of the activities to mark his third year in office.
Obaseki vowed to use every drop of his blood to work for the people of Edo state.
He said when he came into politics, people said he does not know anything about politics, but he adhered to his mother’s words that everything in life was to use common sense.
“We found people, people we least expected from all corners of the states and the country coming up to stand by the truth and to speak well for us. I have no doubt that as long as His mercies endures in us, we are committed that we will continue to use every drop of our blood to work for the people of Edo State”, he said.
“People say, is Edo worth dying for? I said yes. Edo is what dying for and if we have to die in the service of Edo State, so be it but I am sure God will not let it happen that way.
“They said I am not a politician, I do not understand politics and I came out and I said well, everything in life, my mother always told me is about common sense.
“So, I use common sense to approach politics and a lot of them looked at it. Initially though some of them do not agree saying this is not how we play politics but very quickly, when they started seeing the positive results of what was coming out, they all turned around and aligned with me.
“Truth is not difficult yet, speaking the truth some times can be difficult but I have always stood by the truth. To play politics, you do not have to be a liar. You can still be true and still play your politics.
“Politics as they would say in Latin is tabularasa, is like a clean white sheet of paper, you come and make your own impression of politics.
“So we are so grateful that God gave us the courage to decide that we want to make and what we believe is the right imprint in the politics of Edo and that is what we are doing.
“We have so much to thank God for and we will continue to thank Him because all that is currently going on, I am amazed as to how God has seen us through it all. He has helped us deferred every odd. He shows us things before they occur. He shows us how to overcome them.
“I cannot be able to thank everybody but one group of people I cannot forget is the All Progressives Congress (APC.
“APC is a very unique party. These are people who are truly progressive, who in the last three years have shown me that politics is mostly about the good. Yes, we have the bad, the ugly, mostly about the good.
“And for my party members and leaders, party chieftain, they way you have rallied around me has been amazing”.
While speaking on the topic “His Mercies Endureth Forever”. Bishop Oriname Kure , the CAN chairman of Edo state chapter, commended the Governor of Edo State for the past three years of his administration.
In his words “You have done well in the state in the last three years as your developmental strides in the area of infrastructural development is applaudable.
“You have created jobs, empowered the youths, revamped the education sector. The Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium is wearing a new look. We urge you to continue to break new grounds”.