Anenih prays to attend swearing in of PDP governor in Edo
Tony Anenih

FORMER chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BoT), Chief Tony Anenih, has expressed his willingness to attend the swearing in ceremony of thr PDP governorship candidate Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, in the 2016 Edo governorship polls. Rallying the people of his Edo Central Senatorial district (Esan) to put an end to an attempt by the state governor, Adams Oshiomhole, to obliterate them by denying them any key position he said they should
heed the plea of their traditional rulers by voting for the Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. Anenih who said Governor Oshiomhole has consistently showed disdain for the Esan nation and people through his policies and politics, vowed that Esan people would resist continued marginalization and domination with their votes in the September 10 Edo State governorship election. Anenih, was speaking at the Edo Central zonal flag off of the party’s gubernatorial campaign held at Okpujie Primary School, Uromi, Esan North East Lical Government Area. He recalled how Governor Oshiomhole, more than seven years ago refused to pay the counterpart funding of N300 million needed to complete the Ugbalo Waterworks in Edo Central after he had made the Federal government commit the sum of N1.2 billion to the project. He said, “Oshiomhole, up till today has refused to provide the money. That is why the water scheme has not been completed. He does not want us (Esans) to have water. Esan race is being extinguished by Oshiomhole
but we will not allow it; we will resist it”. He said his presence at the PDP zonal flag off was an indication of the path Esan people were prepared to follow in the September 10 election, adding , “I have been in politics for some years and I can tell you the rudiments of politics.” He noted that Governor Oshiomhole laboured in vain to prevent the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from recognizing Pastor Ize-Iyamu, remarking that in Ize-Iyamu, the PDP had a candidate capable of defeating the Alll Progressives Congress (APC). Speaking earlier at the palace of the Ojuromi of Uromi Kingdom, HRM Anslem Eidenojie, where 28 Esan traditional rulers gathered, Chief Anenih, described Ize- Iyamu as his son, who he came to introduce as grandson of the Esan traditional rulers. He described Ize-Iyamu’s running mate, John Yakubu, as decent politician, who refused to be bought by Oshiomhole when he was the chairman of Esan North East Local Government Area

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  • Auta62

    We don’t need an angel to come tell us the anti-corruption war is a one-sided war.

    • Suleiman Alatise

      Well, one sided or whatever, the fact that there is war on corruption is a good starting point, we can now take from there.