Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State says the Peoples’ Democratic Party has run out of lies and is fishing for new ones having failed with the School Certificate lie they tried to pin on the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
Speaking during an inspection of road projects, which culminated in a campaign at the Egor market in Upper Siluko area of Benin, the state capital, Oshiomhole said: “I’m happy that you people are following what is happening and one young man said even Buhari doesn’t have a school certificate, if it’s just a NEPA bill he presents as certificate it’s enough and the people will vote for him. Another said the other man has a doctorate in Zoology, but we can’t even get fish on our table.
“The truth is that everybody is tired. Today in this market, I’m sure you don’t have light. We have provided the electric poles and the transformer but they will not give us light. So the only solution is, after sixteen years of PDP, they have exhausted their lies. We have to bring General Buhari because we want a leader with courage, when he says I will do, he will do it. Not a leader that will promise during campaigns but will disappear after the campaigns.
“Today in Edo, they have enriched a few individuals, and they are telling us they are going to bring a lot of money to buy our votes. When they bring the money collect it, it’s the money they stole from you, but we will not vote for them”.
The governor called on the people of the state, who are yet to collect their Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVC) to do so by going to the nearest INEC office at the Local Government Area so as to be able to vote for APC candidates at all levels.
Spokesman of Egor Market, Mr. Egbon Edowonyi, said “When PDP was in power, they could not fix this road. They referred to it as waterside and blamed it on what they called mermaid. But you came, we do not know how you removed the mermaid and got the road fixed”.
On his part, Mr. Elvis Osamede said, “What the PDP is trying to do even at the Federal level in relation to Buhari certificate, if at the end of the day, it is only NEPA bill that General Buhari has, Egor people are ready to vote for APC. All we are clamoring for is change.
“The people of Egor want to restate their commitment to vote for APC because since you came, we have been able to know the difference between light and darkness. We do not need to be told, it is quite obvious that those people that need change will support change in the political space of Nigeria”.
Osamede further stated that what is happening in Edo today is unprecedented as the people of Egor have been liberated from the shackles of the previous PDP government. “Right from Ring Road to Egor, you can see that the road is at the point of completion. This is the handwork of Governor Oshiomhole.
“Despite the manipulation of the agents of darkness, the people of Egor remain resolute to support the government of Comrade Oshiomhole”, he stressed.
In his response, Oshiomhole told them, “the truth is that PDP never wanted to work so they find excuse to take the money without doing the job and today you have seen by yourselves what is happening and very soon, the road will be asphalted with street light. This will enable those who want to trade at night to carry out their trading activities”.