The PDP candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has said that he is coming to government with a clear-cut agenda and a clear idea of how a PDP-led new government would start and where it is going if he is elected governor.
Ize-Iyamu, who said this during a media chat in Benin said: ‘’We are not coming to the government by trying to determine our destination. We have spelt out our ideas in a very simple manner. The economy of the state will be revitalised in such a way that we will not rely solely on what comes from Abuja”, he said.
‘’We intend to reinvent our public service because it has been destroyed in the past seven to eight years. The morale is currently at the lowest ebb, and many core departments don’t even have the personnel. A lot of things are being given to external consultants.”
Stating that the level of corruption in the system is staggering, Pastor Ize-Iyamu said the money that should have been in government’s coffers is in private pockets; and projects are not being advertised as there is no due process in job awards.
He added: ‘’When you finally get figures of how much jobs were done, they are scandalous. The government cannot disclose -even during commissioning stages how much was spent on projects.
‘’We have a comprehensive plan that covers every sector and every part of our state because we believe in even development. We don’t develop a place at the detriment of another. Development can go on simultaneously, and we believe that Edo State has enough resources to go beyond where we are now.”