Odigie-Oyegun urges peaceful polls, support for Obaseki
With the governorship polls only 48 hours away, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, has canvassed peaceful conduct of the exercise.
He also urged the people to vote for the APC’s candidate, Godwin Obaseki.
The chairman, who spoke to journalists in Benin City said from the testimony of the two dominant parties, the choice before the people would be the achievements by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in their 10 years dispensation and that of the current government.
He cautioned the people to be wary, saying, “It is the same people who took us through 10 years of disaster that are still in the PDP. If the same people are asking for your votes, I urge you to say an emphatic no.”
Odigie-Oyegun said: “In the last 16 years of democracy, our state has experienced a government of two political parties. It is incontestable that in the first 10 years of the PDP’s administration and the nearly eight years of the APC, there has been tremendous growth in infrastructure and human resources development. All true patriots of Edo State would like a continuation of this tempo of development and even at a higher pace.”
The APC chairman urged the people to disregard whatever misgivings the party members and the people may have had and vote for Obaseki.
He pleaded with the people to look beyond themselves and focus on the greater good of the state. “This is not the time to settle personal grudges. All hands must be on deck to ensure that there is a sustained development of our state. At this time of severe economic downtown, our state needs a leader who is equipped to manage the economy out of recession,” he said.
According to Odigie-Oyegun, the APC’s candidate has experience in financial management and is, therefore, the best candidate to be governor.
He urged the people to put personal differences, disagreements and feelings of hurt aside and unite again to ensure that the state remains in the main stream of national politics.
“This unconscionable abuse of the people’s trust must be punished by a massive rejection of the PDP at the polls,” he added.
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