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Drivers Vows To Punish PDP With PVC

Posted: Sep 22, 2016 at 5:30 am   /   by   /   comments (0)


Francis Onoiribholo



Drivers under the Drivers Welfare Empowerment Scheme on Wednesday vowed to punish the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in the September 28 governorship election.

The drivers made the vow in Benin during a rally of hundreds of them which had in attendance, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Godwin Obaseki.

The secretary of the drivers’ scheme, Jude Anomeh, while addressing the rally, said the people who ruined the state between 1999 and 2007, will never be allowed to govern again.

He noted that the same set of people, including the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who then, at different times, was secretary and chief of staff to the government, have positioned themselves to govern again.

Anomeh, who vowed that the state will never be allowed to go back to Egypt again, noted that these people have nothing different to offer to the people.

He said their aim is to come and destroy the good work that the Adams Oshiomhole government has done, and also to impoverish the people like they did between 1999 and 2007.

According to him, “We are ready for them with our PVCs, we will not allow them to take us back to Egypt again.

“We are also appealing to the people not to allow this personal aggrandisement seeking people to govern the state again. Let’s us all use our PVCs to deny them that opportunity,” he stated.

The drivers unanimously resolved to work collectively, for the victory of the APC candidate, Obaseki, at the poll.

Obaseki, while addressing the rally, said the state transport system will be redesigned to meet modern challenges.

He stressed that the drivers and other stake holders, will be fully involved in whatever decision government will take, especially as it affects their operations.

He said aside continuing with the massive road construction across the state, his government, when elected, will focus more in the area of empowerment.

He said soft loans, at low interest rate, will be provided to drivers to boost their transport business, while a comprehensive retirement scheme will be drawn out for them.

Obaseki particularly commended the drivers, over their resolve not to allow the people who had stolen their common patrimony govern the state again.

Obaseki said he believed the people are now much wiser to differentiate between “darkness and light, evil and good, and good governance and those whose intention is to loot the state.

“And the only way we can ensure that this bad people are kept far from our treasury is to use our PVCs to deny them that opportunity to govern us.

“We must all mobilise ourselves, neighbours, friends and well wishers to cast our votes for the APC on September 28,” he said.