Godwin Obaseki of Edo State was sworn-in. Anyone who has been following the activities of the governor, a technocrat, since that time,  will appreciate that  so much has happened in the state. Though the governor, immediately after he assumed office on November 12, 2016, declared that he will not be celebrating  100  days in office as he will allow Edo people to celebrate it on his behalf, he expressed  optimism that the people who voted him in will testify to his achievements not only in 100 days but also  after six months  and one year. Luckily for him, his predecessor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, had built a solid foundation for him to excel. Politically, Oshiomhole, who had  planned his exit since 2015, worked doggedly to ensure that his party, the APC, secured the majority in the state House of Assembly and, today, Obaseki is enjoying that advantage. Again, Oshiomhole inflicted serious political wound on those PDP leaders who could have been  problematic to Obaseki, some of whom  are retired today from politics. Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki As a result Obaseki has little political war to fight. Rather, he concentrates and works  for the people. Meanwhile,  Oshiomhole was able to put together  a solid team that took over from him. Obaseki may not be a politician but he has his deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu, and the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, to fill that vacuum. Shaibu and Ogie, known as Oshiomhole’s boys, are no strangers to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because there is this saying in Edo politics that what Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the PDP in the election that produced Obaseki,  fixes Ogie will unfix. And Shaibu is ready to dance naked like Oshiomhole his political father to ensure that the Edo PDP is kept in the cooler permanently. And so far, that is how Obaseki has been running a quiet but result-oriented government. He travels out to source for investors, some of whom, are already very visible in the state while Philip, Ogie and his Chief of Staff, Taiwo Akerele, hold the home front solid. The first major pronouncement Obaseki made that elicited the applause of every one, including the opposition PDP in the state, was the banning of private individuals from collecting taxes and levies on behalf of the state government. It takes somebody with political will to take such a de

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