An aspirant in the forthcoming Edo 2020 gobernosrhip election, Ambassador Dion Osaigie, Friday February 28, promised to use his security vote to invest on rural and urban electrification and to take indigent children out of the street if voted into power.
Osagie, who made the promise in Benin City while briefing newsmen and declaring his intention to contest in the forthcoming gobernorship election, noted that there was nothing wrong if security vote is collected and invested back on the people.
The gobernorship aspirant, who is yet to disclose the party under which he is going to contest, bemoaned the leadership style in Nigeria and particularly in Edo State, saying Nigeria has greedy and failed leaders.
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He said, “I am going to collect security vote but invest it on removing children from the streets and also invest it in providing electricity to the people.The whole city is totally dark. Even at 7:00 clock, go to Ring road, everywhere is dark.
“There is nothing wrong in using parts of our security vote in investing on solar power. There is nothing wrong in using parts of our security vote in investing on the young boys in the street. So, our security vote would be channelled towards rural and urban electrification, security and removing children from the street.
“Nigeria leadership is a failed one and we have very greedy people who don’t want to move the nation forward. We need leaders with compassion, leaders with love in their hearts, leaders who are willing to move our people to he next level. For instance, look at how things are going in Edo State. Personally, I don’t think we have a good leadership in Edo State.”
He said another area of his priority is security, stressing that if given the opportunity he would address the issue of security and hunger in the land.
The 38 years old youth and philanthropist lamented that as a result of hunger and lack of job, many youths have been pushed to crime and other social vices.
He said if the youths are invested in and gainfully engaged, corruption and other crimes would be reduced to the minimum.
“Fighting corruption firstly, you have to create a sustainable income for the young people. When young people are sustained, corruption is going to be less. These young ones have a lot of potentials so, when you give them something doing, they will not have time to fight for one political godfather. When young ones have jobs there will be less corruption”, he added.
According to him, as an individual philantropist, he has been able to remove several indigent children in the street and have over 150 sponsored to nursery and primary schools, stressing that they are all going to be sponsored to university level.
He said if as an individual he has been able to achieve such feat, if given the opportunity to become governor, he will do more.
“I as an individual, I have been able to create an education system that provides free education for over 150 indigent students. So, if Edo people vote for me I will be able to do bigger things”, he said.
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