By Gabriel Enogholase
BENIN—EDO State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has listed reasons why the people of the state should support President Goodluck Jonathan in the February 14, 2015, presidential election, noting that he has touched the lives of the people of the state.
Among the achievements of the president, according to the party, include the commissioning of the Benin-Ore expressway, ongoing work on the Benin-Okene section of the Benin-Lokoja expressway, improvement of facilities at the Benin Airport, ongoing work on the Benin-Warri section of the East-West Road, Ukpoke Irrigation project and the establishment of Institute of Construction Technology in Uromi .
Edo State chairman of the PDP, Chief Dan Orbih, in Okada, Ovia North-East Local Government Area of the state, at a campaign rally in the area, described President Jonathan as humane, peace loving, calculated and good natured, who has done a lot for the county.
He said that Nigerians would vote for President Jonathan because of his unprecedented achievements in sectors such as road and rail transport, agriculture and unprecedented infrastructure provision in all parts of the country.
He noted that the administration of Governor Adams Oshiomhole could have gone to the record books for approving the sum of N223. 136 million for the last Christmas celebration in the state.
He provided six transfer vouchers of the Edo State Government that gave approval to the sum, pointing out that there was need to vote for PDP lawmakers that would check such excesses.