Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, on Tuesday,urged the people of Edo Sstate to resist attempts by the opposition to return the state to darkness.
Oyegun, who stated this at the APC ward campaign at the Oba Market yesterday in Benin City, said: “When they say they want to change the change, they want to take us back to darkness. Does one go back to darkness, have you all not seen the good works that Oshiomhole has done.
“Things can be improved on and it is Obaseki that has the capacity do them. So September 10 you all should come out and vote APC. I know that Obaseki will do as much as what Oshiomhole has done and he will make Edo different and a new place.
Oyegun urged: “Come September 10 we are going to have yet another progressive government.”
On his part, the state Chairman of the party, Anslem Ojezua, who disclosed reasons why Obaseki is widely supported, described him as intelligent and well groomed to face the challenges of governance.
He said: “We have not come to campaign here but we have escorted your son so that you will pray for him. We have been to so many communities since our campaign started and each of those wards, youths, men and women have promised to support Obaseki.
“We did not pick Godwin just because he is the son of Obaseki, we picked him because he is the best candidate, we picked Godwin because he has the intellect, he has learned from Oshiomhole for eight years. So he has learnt and his is perfect.
“When we give credit to Oshiomhole, he tells us that Godwin is among those who have supported him, executed and implemented projects with him and therefore we believe that if Godwin is the governor of Edo state, he will do just better,” he stated.
Also speaking, the APC candidate, Mr. Godwin Obaseki said his plan to continue the development in the state is born out of his zeal to serve the people.
“I am not here to campaign but to thank God that Iwas born inside this family,” he said.
“Before Oshiomhole came to Edo State, they said we don’t have money that we are a civil service state. In the past eight years have you not seen what the government has been able to do? We have built schools, roads, hospitals and provided water but it is the scratch, the next phase of what we are going to do is to empower the youths and our women. We are going to build technical and vocational centres across the 18 local government areas and teach our youths skills that will enable them provide for themselves and their family.
He assured the people, “We have said we will create 200, 000 jobs in the first four years, it is not a joke. We have built our infrastructures and now investors are saying they want to come to the state. We have 20 investors already waiting and when you elect me as the governor, they will come and create more jobs for everybody.
“So on September 10, you all should come out and vote the APC, vote Obaseki” he urged.