Edo state governor-elect, Godwin Obaseki says he will not appoint any member of the opposition party into his government.
Speaking with newsmen in Benin, capital of the state, on Saturday, Obaseki said it is obvious that he has to hit the ground running.
He explained that since the legislative chamber would be going on recess a month after he takes over the leadership of the state, his first duty would be the presentation of budget to the house of assembly.
“I will not be able to accept anybody from the opposition party as a commissioner in my cabinet,” he said.
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“My 1st assignment is to put together a team and obtain appropriation for next year because we have to hit the ground running.”
He said his administration would continue with the policy of the outgoing government, and would create jobs and empower youths.
“The focus will not change in terms of education and infrastructure. The added focus will be on job creation and empowerment,” he said.
“We will continue to renovate schools and build roads. What is vital is how to get people to work.”
Accusing the independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of manipulating the election for the All Progressives Congress (APC), the PDP rejected the results of the poll and demanded a fresh exercise.