PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC Party, PDP’s governorship candidate in the Edo State governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has predicted that the APC will not win next month’s state governorship election because it is a party of empty promises and deceit. He said Nigerians in Edo State are fed up and would turn out en masse on September 10 to vote for the PDP, which he described as the only party in Nigeria that has the record of keeping faith with the electorate. Ize-Iyamu was speaking during a campaign rally at the erosion ravaged Ukpenu community in Esan West Local Government Area, the birthplace of the former defunct Bendel State governor, and founder of Ambrose Alli University, Professor Ambrose Alli. “Let me assure you that APC cannot win this election. In Edo South, PDP will win all the seven local governments. In Edo North, PDP will win all of six local governments and all five local governments in Esan”. The PDP candidate was addressing the mammoth crowd of the elderly, women and youths in the community, which is Ward 7 of the local government area. Ize-Iyamu said it is on record that apart from the neglect of the once motorable road leading to the community, the state government with Governor Adams Oshiomhole has almost killed the state-owned University. “This is a local government that produced Governor Ambrose Alli who developed all parts of Bendel state and did not say that because he hailed from Esan west he will not develop Benin City or Etsako”. He said, “It is painful that a governor would come and choose to neglect a place where Alli hail from. Ukpenu road use to be a strategic road that leads to the federal capital, the state capital and Edo North. It’s regrettable that Governor Oshiomhole says it is a federal road”. Ize-Iyamu wondered how a governor who claimed to have spent billions of state funds on Ugbowo road which is a federal road in Benin City would turn around and refuse to spend money to fix the bad roads in the local government area of a great man like Alli. “Today in Edo we have a governor who is clannish as 65 per cent of the capital expenditure of the state is spent on his village, Iyamo; a village with 39 tarred roads while some local governments have no roads”. The PDP candidate told the people that they should reject the APC and support the PDP which candidate is a pastor and a God-fearing man who will keep his covenant with the people of Edo state captured in the Simple Agenda.
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