Edo Guber Election, PDP's Final Burial Will Take Place On Sept 28 ~ Says Oshiomhole
Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, has said that his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), will win Wednesday’s governorship election, saying the economic recession the country is facing will not affect the result of the election as Nigerians, particularly the people of Edo, are aware that the former ruling party at the federal level, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, squandered the nation’s riches, leading to the recession. He believes the PDP candidate in the poll, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, is down and out already.
|Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole|
Even the postponement is additional challenge for us. I believe people had already formed opinion as to what they will do. I had gone round the state and everywhere we went to, what made our campaign easy, which is the burden that the PDP has, is that there is no ward out of the 192 that we have, that we have not been able to list the projects that we have done. What I tell the people is, ‘Before we tell you what the next APC government will do, we have a duty to account for the support, the mandate you have given us this past eight years’.
Then we tell them. ‘When the PDP leaders come to you, ask them what they have built in this ward or local government’. The truth is that the PDP leaders are not able to point at any project that they have in any ward, local government or senatorial district. They may have been able to escape defeat, assuming they are fielding a candidate who is not known to the people.
You remember in 2012 when General Airiavbere was their candidate, they were saying it was a new PDP because their candidate then was new, so the people may just have said ‘lets give their candidate a benefit of doubt”. Even at that, Edo people said this general may be good ‘but the man we already know is better’.
So if the PDP had brought a new face, they may have had the basis to interrogate whether this new face will change the face of the PDP. Happily for us, and very sadly for them, they brought a candidate who was at the center of PDP misrule through out their tenure in this state. He was SSG, Chief of Staff, and anybody who was up to the age of 14, at that time, would have good memory about the disaster that PDP and Ize-Iyamu represent in Edo.