Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has said that Nigeria as a country no longer has a big cake to share as it was doing some 40 years ago.
Obaseki stated this on Monday, April 4. in Benin. This was while addressing four People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirants who were in Edo Government House, Benin to pay him a courtesy call.
According to him, whoever wants to be the next president must be ready to bake a big cake for all Nigerians to share.
“Forty years ago, we had a big cake to share but today that cake has disappeared.
“Whoever aspires to be the president of this country must be somebody that Nigerians are ready to give ingredients to bake a bigger cake for us all.
“For us in Edo, we are ready and stand for building a bigger, stronger; and better Nigeria as we cannot continue the way we are today.
“We are concerned that except PDP comes out and rally Nigerians around; it will be difficult to pull Nigeria back from the brinks.
“Things are really bad and difficult for our people. We have never had it this bad.
“We have never had the level of the combination of poverty and inflation. This is as inflation in Nigeria is pushing millions of people into starvation. We also experiencing security challenges.
“Many have been kidnapped in Nigeria as we speak and this is not about individual aspiration; but about Nigeria, as we need the country to survive to be able to push our individual aspirations.
“Thanks for providing leadership and trust, God Almighty that has given you the wisdom to make Nigeria the higher goal.
“I can’t thank our visitors enough for bringing a new lease of life into our politics.
“This is a new model in leadership selection where leaders with higher aspirations can come together for the good of the people.
“They are working towards a consensus candidate arrangement, knowing the task of becoming Nigeria’s president is enormous”, Obaseki said.