By Gabriel Enogholase
BENINâ€”EDO State Director for Poverty Alleviation, Chief (Mrs.) Evelyn Igbafe, has warned aspirants using Governor Adams Oshiomholeâ€™s name to campaign for primaries of Action Congress, AC, due to take place soon to desist from doing so, as the governor has not anointed any aspirant for any political position.
Chief Igbafe, who addressed journalists in the state at a press conference, said that Comrade Oshiomhole, as the architect of one-man-one-vote, would not descend low as to endorse candidates for political offices, as this would negate his campaign for a fair and credible election.
According to her, â€œthe governor has initiated a democratic revolution of the entrenchment of one-man-one-vote.
â€œIt is, therefore, inimical for the same governor to take side. He is not going to be bias and will not make the mistakes of what happened in the PDP
â€œThere are a lot of aspirants claiming that the governor has endorsed them. They should go to the field and work very hard, campaign and if they are popular, the y will be nominated for the political offices they seekâ€.
Chief Igbafe also came hard on the senator representing Edo North in Senate; Sen. Yisa Braimoh, who she said had not made any meaningful contribution or impacted positively on the lives of people of his constituent.
â€œIn spite of his privileged position, the gully erosion ravaging Edo North senatorial District, with particular reference to Auchi, could not be presented to the front burner of national discourse b y Senator Yisah Braimoh because his godfather has not asked him to do so.
â€œWe are yet to hear Senator Braimohâ€™s private motion on the need for the Federal Government to hurriedly dualized Auchi-Abuja due to the high number of accidents on the road which claimed numerous lives.
â€œThe intention of the federal government to open up the Afemai nation to the rest of the country via the construction of a bridge across River Niger from Agenebode to Idah, could not be brought to the fore by Senator Braimoh because his godfather has not instructed him.â€
She called on the Afemais to reject Senator Yisa Braimohâ€™s bid to return to the senate as he could represent the people.