The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), candidate for the Edo Governorship Election, Governor Godwin Obaseki has assured peaceful, credible, and fair election in Edo.
The Governor made the assurance while addressing the party supporters during his re-election campaign rally in Ovia South West Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
He also called on the supporters to partake in the upcoming election scheduled for September 19, without fear of harassment or intimidation, noting that President Muhammadu Buhari has assured him of a free, credible, and peaceful election in the state.
“President Buhari has assured me that the Edo election will be peaceful. There will be peace in Edo; don’t be intimidated by the opposition, before, during, and after the election. They are not more than us in number; vote and make sure your vote counts. Stay back in your polling units to ensure they count your vote in your presence.
“To start with, after my re-election, I will construct the Udo access road, the Ofunama Road and the Nikorogha Road. The construction of these roads was hindered by godfathers who were disturbing me to share taxpayers’ money for their selfish interests,” stated the governor.
“The forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state is about setting me free from the hands of those godfathers who never meant well for Edo people. These godfathers were hounding me over money meant for Edo’s development; they never wanted me to work for the people. Even with them on me, I still spread infrastructural projects across the state. Imagine me as governor without any godfather,” he added.
Obaseki also vowed to build more roads, extend electricity, build more schools, train and employ more teachers from his area. Moreover, the PDP Deputy Director-General of Edo state Campaign Council, Mr. Gideon Ikhine advised the voters to be on the alert and report strange faces in their communities to the security agencies. He also urged them to go out in large numbers on Election Day to support Governor Obaseki’s re-election.