May 29, 2024

Obaseki’s PDP Has Been Underdeveloping Edo State, APC’s Administration will Right the Wrongs, Ensure Good Governance – Oshiomhole

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APC Governorship Candidate, Sen. Monday Okpebholo, his running mate, Hon. Dennis Idahosa

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The immediate past governor of Edo State, Comrade Senator Adams Oshiomhole, has assured that the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate for the September 21, 2024, election, Senator Monday Okpebholo, will succeed the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) Governor Godwin Obaseki on November 12 this year.

He gave assurance that Okpebholo and his running mate, Hon. Dennis Idahosa, the Federal Legislator who represents Ovia constituency in the House of Representatives, will become the youngest set of persons to govern Edo.

The former national chairman of APC spoke yesterday Saturday 13, 2024 at Crown Heights Pavilion, venue of a carnival-like meeting where several PDP and LP members defected to APC.

The defectors included a lawmaker in the 8th and 9th Senate for Edo South senatorial district, Matthew Urhoghide; a former Clerk of the National Assembly, Patrick Giwa, who hails from Owan West Local Government Area of Edo; and other top political leaders.

Top APC chieftains that were present at the event includes, former deputy governor of Edo, Dr. Pius Odubu; the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Prof. Julius Ihonvbere, who represents Owan Federal Constituency, and the governorship candidate of APC during the September 19, 2020 poll, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu; amongst others.

Addressing the large gathering, Oshiomhole said: “The PDP’s government of Obaseki has been underdeveloping Edo State for almost eight years.

“APC’s administration from November 12, 2024, by God’s grace, will right the wrongs, and ensure good governance.

“Joining APC today are the chieftains of PDP, LP and their teeming supporters in Edo State and this means so much to us.

“Together we will deliver the youngest governor and deputy governor in Edo State. Let us have a fighting spirit.

“It is not when you join a political party that matters, but what you are bringing to the table. Let us work together to reclaim Edo State.”

He urged that the party’s governorship candidate can defeat Obaseki’s backed Dr. Asue Ighodalo, and LP’s Olumide Akpata, and others with the right strategies put in place.

According to him, the party will campaign vigorously to the 192 wards, across the 18 LGAs of Edo State to ensure victory.

On his part, Senator Urhoghide who at the occasion, accepted his appointment as Director General of Senator Okpebholo Campaign Organization, and remarked that he returned to APC after 13 years of sojourn in PDP, in view of the trust and confidence he had in the leadership of APC.

“I have accepted my nomination as the DG of Okpebholo/Idahosa Governorship Campaign Organisation. The task is huge, but surmountable.

“It is not going to be an easy journey, but by the grace of God, we will win the governorship election. I will need the support of everybody to achieve victory.

“We will make promises during the campaigns, and the promises will be fulfilled. That’s why my people in Edo South Senatorial District nicknamed me ‘The Promise Keeper.’

“Edo North, where Senator Oshiomhole hails from, is almost settled. In Senator Okpebholo’s Edo Central, we do not need an interpreter, as the candidate of one of the other political parties. Edo South, where I, Idahosa, Obaseki, Olumide Akpata, and Osarodion Ogie (deputy governorship candidate of PDP) hail from, will be a battleground, but APC will emerge victorious.” The DG said.

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