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I Won’t Lose Sleep Over PDP, Says Oshiomhole

Oshiomhole's Legacy Won Election For Obaseki - Gov's Aide
Posted: Jun 20, 2016 at 6:30 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Francis Onoiribholo

Benin – Ahead the September 10, 2016, governorship election in Edo State, Governor Adams Oshiomhole, on Sunday, said the All Progressives Congress (APC) would focus on how to battle other political parties in the state and not the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which, he said, had several heads now.

The governor, who made the assertion while reacting to the Saturday primary election of the APC, said the party would commence campaigns for the general election in earnest now that the party’s flag bearer had emerged in the person of Godwin Obaseki.

He said he would not lose sleep over PDP’s boast that it would return to power in the state.

His words: “Our delegates have spoken, now the party will hit the ground running. There is no PDP in Edo State.

“Which of the factions? We have one body several heads, even when they were in the federal we defeated them with all their federal might, so there is no PDP as long as I am concerned.

“For me, they are lighter than a loaf of bread, but we will go to the election. ‘There are other parties in the state; PDP is not an issue. I don’t think Edo people will forget the crime of PDP in a hurry – not for the next twenty years in this state.

“Even when you ask young boys and girls in the state, who is responsible for this bad school, they say PDP.

“Who is responsible for this bad hospital, they say PDP. Who is responsible for this bad road PDP, who is responsible for this good road, APC.

“Even children know that by the time they become 18 they will continue to vote APC and vote against PDP.

“We have no fear at all; in fact, we will do better in the next election and kick them out of existence.”

Meanwhile, Edo APC governorship candidate, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, said with his nomination as the APC flag bearer Edo State had commenced another phase in the state’s journey into a brighter future.

Obaseki was speaking on the outcome of Saturday primary election of his party which he won.

He said: “With my nomination as APC candidate, the state has commenced a future which will define us as a modern and progressive state where every citizen is empowered with opportunities to live life to its fullness.

“I am indeed humbled by this nomination and will like to state that this is our collective victory and thank you all. This is only the beginning.

“The challenge is for us to take the contest to the next level. As a party we must continue to work as a team to deliver victory at the September 10 governorship election.

“And let me assure you that we will win.

“The administration of the Comrade Governor came on the heels of decades of mismanagement, unproductive and failed policies, all shrouded in excuses by the PDP past government.

“But in the face of these challenges, the administration dared to envision an Edo State that will become a leading economic centre in Nigeria where the people live in dignity, powered by a government that is responsive to their needs.

“We are proud that Edo stands out as a success story. We will build on That success and continue to live up to the metaphor of our state – The Heart Beat of Nigeria.

“We have collectively decided on who will fly the flag of our great party (the APC) in the Governorship Election of September 10, 2016, and the greatest encouragement in this race were my co-contestants.

“I therefore extend a hand of fellowship to each of them and implore them to continue to work for the party as they have always done so that we can complete this journey which we have already begun.”