*Says bursary awards will be re-introduced for Edo students
By Emman Ovuakporie
He also promised to re-introduce the bursary scheme which he initiated in 2007 for Edo state graduating students of tertiary institutions.
Osunbor made this revelation, when he formally picked up his expression of Interest and nomination forms to enable him contest the forthcoming Edo governorship election in the state on the platform of the All Progressives Congress ,APC.
Osunbor said with his wealth of experience and his track record as former Governor of the state he is the right man for the job.
He said if given the mandate he would consolidate on the gains of the current Governor Oshiomhole.
“My vision for the state, first of all I need you to know that I’m not a stranger to the office of Governor of Edo because I was there before from 2007 to 2008 and during that very brief period in less than one and half years I recorded a great deal of achievements In various spheres of development in Edo state.
“In terms Infrastructural Development, in terms of development of the civil service, the provision of dental equipment and other equipment to hospitals.
“Revitalisation of all the government farms located in the three senatorial districts were touched during my short stay in government house.
“The Ambrose Ali University and other tertiary institutions subvention was increased and we ensured that their Programmes were accredited.
“I have decided to make myself available to serve the people of Edo state and to continue with the qualitative governance I had given to them in the period I was governing state.
“Governance now and days is a multi task, multi dimensional enterprise, I’m a man that has varied experiences to render qualitative governance to Edo state at this point in time.
“I believe I possess the qualification the right integrity, the requirements that I need to govern the modern Edo state.
While fielding questions further from journalists, Osunbor said he was not aware that Oshiomhole had anointed a preferred candidate.
“I’m not aware that he has anointed anybody, he said so at a Stakeholders meeting in government house in Benin that he had not anoint anybody, “he said.
He stressed that awarding bursaries to students in higher institutions will be one of his top priorities if he comes back as Governor of the state.