Mr Fidel Egwuche, Special Adviser (Political) to ex-Governor Ibrahim Idris has said that the people of Ibaji Local Government of Kogi state will continue to vote for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in an event of election, saying that the party had shown care to them.
Speaking on why his people voted the way they did in the just concluded general election, Egwuche said Ibaji had no choice than to vote for PDP because it is the only party that knows the solutions to their problems.
He said that a former governor of the state had told the people that he did not give them an ambulance because they had no roads for the ambulance to ply.
The special adviser noted that no sooner than the PDP under Governor Ibrahim Idris assumed office that he constructed a 30-kilometer road from Idah into Ibaji and built three cottage hospitals with resident doctors aside other school projects.
Also, he stressed that Governor Idris Wada, of the PDP connected Onyedega, headquarters of Ibaji Local Government to the national grid and the area now has electricity.
Egwuche, a former Niger State correspondent of NAN and former Permanent Secretary, Land and Survey as well as the first Sole Administrator of Ibaji LG said “We voted PDP because PDP recognized our people.”
The ex-political adviser noted that the greatest problem of Ibaji people was roads, saying that the people were blessed with natural resources and did not lack food but lacked basic social amenities and access roads to bring out their farm produce.
Talking about the political change sweeping through the country, Egwuche said: “The change you look for is the change that will better your life. We don’t change for changing sake. Change is not sacrosanct.
“Any government that gives us road, we will vote for that 20 times over”, he said, adding that credible candidates be voted into power as most political parties in the country were not operating on ideological base.