Edo LG poll: Vote PDP, Obaseki appeals to Etsako Central electorate

2023-08-13 18:10:18

Nigerian Observer

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has appealed to the electorate in the state to vote for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidates across the 18 local government areas in the forthcoming September 2 local government elections to enable them provide dividends of democracy at the grassroots level.

Obaseki made the appeal at the PDP flag-off campaign in Fugar, Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo, saying that the PDP chairmanship candidate for Etsako Central, Hon. Solomon Obomighjie, is trusted and tested to provide leadership at the local government.

"Our PDP candidate for Etsako Central local government is a tested and trusted administrator who is committed to the welfare of his people," Obaseki said.

"This our candidate is a better person that will bring better life. I know him, he is a better person and he is a man that will work with me to bring the dividends of democracy to you people.

"He will help you people, we will bring money for commerce to develop Etsako Central.

"So I urge you people to come out en masse on September 2nd, to vote for this candidate," he stated.

The governor expressed pain over the hardship Nigerians are going through due to the removal of fuel subsidy. He, however, assured the people at the grassroots that he would make available funds monthly to the local government chairmen for the people to feed to cushion the effect.

The governor said, "APC has put us in hunger following the removal of fuel subsidy and this has resulted in many people finding it difficult to feed.

"There is hunger everywhere. How much is a bag of rice now? N45,000. Dollar to naira 900.

"I have made available money that will be given to local government chairmen every month for you people to feed with."

On his part, the state party chairman, Tony Aziegbemi, who presented the flag of the party to the chairmanship candidate, assured victory for PDP in the election.

"The winning is sure for PDP in Etsako Central local government and other local governments across the state," he said.

Earlier, the PDP chairmanship candidate for Etsako Central local government, Solomon Obomighie, promised to prioritise agriculture in the local government.

"My agenda is to develop the agricultural sector beyond local consumption if elected.

"We are going to provide modern equipment for their agricultural purposes and the council will be an off-taker of their produce.

"I have gone through the nooks and crannies of Etsako Central and I have been telling them the message of hope.

"The message of hope is that better life is coming through me," he said.

The chairmanship hopeful, while appealing to the people to come out en masse to vote for PDP, reiterated his commitment to serving the people and ensuring that the dividends of democracy get to the grassroots.

2023-08-13 News