The Governor of Edo State and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has schooled the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the rudiments of economics and public policy.
This happened during a public debate organised by BBC Pidgin via zoom held on Friday, September 4, 2020.
After Ize-Iyamu failed to answer a question on what he would prioritize if he were to become a governor satisfactory, the governor said it was unfortunate that the APC candidate doesn’t understand rudiments of economics as he doesn’t have real working experience but had only played politics all his working career.
He said: “You do not diversify an economy in two months. This is what you get when you do not have proper working experience. He hasn’t done much in life except politics.”
The governor noted that a lot of work goes into diversifying an economy, which includes creating the right environment for businesses to thrive; providing electricity to power industries and providing support to drive agricultural development.