A Benin based social critic and founder of One Love Foundation, Mr. Patrick Eholor, yesterday said the decision by Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki not to patronise those he described as ‘professional politicians’ was laudable even as he expressed satisfaction with the All Progressives Congress, APC led administration in road construction and restoration.
Eholor, also said he was impressed with the level of development he saw in Edo State on his return to the country.
Speaking in a chat with newsmen in Benin City, Eholor said it was a great thing to see Obaseki restrain activities of those he termed ‘professional politicians’.
Eholor said, “From the little I have seen that Obaseki has done and is doing, when compared to eight years of Adams Oshiomhole, you will know Oshiomhole did nothing . Oshiomhole was just making noise.
“With the roads being constructed by Obaseki and the guts to restrain professional politicians, a lot of people are pleased with Obaseki.
The idea of touting is over. You do not see people insulting market women again. “I can tell you Obaseki is doing well. If he can restrain the politicians and asked them to go and do something to earn a living, he has done a great thing. Politics is service and not a profession.”
On cult killings in different parts of the state, Eholor said it would be difficult to curb cultism without adequate legislation for offenders to serve life jail term.