â€¦Ojezua reels out Obasekiâ€™s achievements
As the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) wraps its aggressive campaigns for next Saturdayâ€™s local council polls, over 10,000decampeesÂ from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have expressed their readiness to join the APC and support the developmental strides of the Godwin Obaseki-led administration.
The state APC chairman, Barr. AnselmÂ Ojezua,Â said that more PDP members, whose hearts have been won by the purposeful leadership of Governor Obaseki, will join the APC in the coming days.
â€œThe governorâ€™s leadership style has endeared him to former political foes. Despite the challenges that the economic recession foisted on us, we have come out stronger and allocating scarce resources to areas where the need is greatest.
â€œRoad projects are ongoing in all parts of the state, security is improving and our development partners from Asia and elsewhere are working on the industrial park and the Gelegele seaport. The Fertiliser and chemicals plant in Auchi is running as we speak and the civil servants are happy because they receive their salaries before the end of the month,â€ he said.
He assured that while no noise is made about these projects, â€œGovernor Obaseki has the interest of Edo people at heart and has the expertise to frugally manage the stateâ€™s resources for optimal result.â€ Â Â
Ojezua said the 10,000 PDPÂ decampeesÂ will be received on Thursday, at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, at the partyâ€™s mega rally, which will mark the end of the campaign activities for the March 2018 local council elections.
The Edo State APC chairman said PDPâ€™s withdrawal from the local council polls lends credence to the belief that the opposition party is dead and buried in Edo State.
â€œThe Edo State PDP knows it cannot play in the big league where APC reigns supreme, and as expected, the party has accepted its fate as a mere observer and rabble-rouser in political contestations. Political parties contest elections, but the Edo PDP has abandoned its core objective, knowing the fate that awaits it in the local council elections,â€ he added.