Politics: Edo State revenue will be shut against Lions, Tigers – Guber candidate
Edo State gubernatorial candidate in the forthcoming governorship election slated for 19th of this month across the state, Godwin Obaseki has revealed that the state revenue will be shut from lions and tigers.
Obaseki says the state will deploy the Edo State Revenue System (ERAS) to enhance accountability, transparency, and electronic collection of state revenue.
Speaking further, the governor insists the state revenue will no end in personal individuals’ purse.
” I won’t allow lions and tigers to collect taxes in Edo State. We are deploying the Edo State Revenue Administration System (ERAS) to ensure revenue collection is transparent, electronic, and with a human face” read the statement from Obaseki.
If the system is sincerely implemented, it will go a long way in blocking revenue leakage through sharp practices in the state.
Godwin Obaseki made the statement via his social media handle as he his bidding for his re-election as the state governor for another four years.
The former APC member will be going toe-to-toe with his old party and its candidate on Saturday 19th of this month as he is prepared to govern the state for another four years.
Obaseki will be looking to defeat his major challenger and All Progressives Congress, APC candidate Osagie Ize-Iyamu at the poll again after flooring him in 2016.
Since the 2016 election, Ize-Iyamu has defected to APC to give his governorship ambition another shot while the incumbent Godwin Obaseki also left the APC to join PDP to seek re-election after falling out with APC leaders in his state especially Adams Oshiomole.
Adams Oshiomole and Obaseki fell out after the latter’s election in 2016 and the irreconcilable political fight forced Obaseki to join PDP.
The forthcoming election will make or mar Adams Oshiomole ‘s dominance in Edo Politics after he was sacked as APC national chairman months ago.