By SIMON EBEGBULEM & GABRIEL ENOGHOLASE
BENIN—Edo State Governor and Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, candidate for the July 14 governorship election in the state, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, has berated the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for allegedly damaging his campaign bill boards and posters in Benin City and other parts of the state.
Oshiomhole, who spoke at a rally organised by his party at New Benin Market in Benin, described the alleged act as cowardly, as it could only have been perpetrated at night by agents of the opposition party.
He admonished ACN supporters not to engage in the same act, as it would amount to “joining those who ruled and bastardised the state for 10 years in their unprogressive disposition.”
The governor noted that the good work he had done in the last three and a half years in the state could not be erased by those he described as agents of darkness and urged the people to vote ACN in the coming election, so as to continue to enjoy the dividends of democracy.
“Even if they tear my posters, can they tear the roads, schools, hospitals, water and light that we had done? You already know me, can they tear my face from your hearts?” he queried.
He charged the people to ensure that they do not sell their voters cards as they were their weapons on July 14, and enjoined them to turn out enmasse to vote and defend their votes.
He promised to give the New Benin Market a face-lift, befitting the environment now created with the dualisation of the Mission Road axis from the Kings Square through Upper Mission Extension to Aduwawa as well as provide a 500KVA transformer to enhance electricity supply to the area.
Also addressing the crowd of ACN supporters at Ekae Community in Benin, Oshiomhole commended the people for their support and promised that the road leading to the community would be reconstructed during his second term in office.