By Gabriel Enogholase
BENIN: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has promised that, if elected, the government under his leadership will carry all Edo people along irrespective of their faith, and engender a brighter and better future for all.
In his Sallah message to Muslims faithful in the state, Ize-Iyamu said he will not be a sectional or clannish governor who specializes in pitting one faith against the other, one tribe against the other based on political gains which he said was not only detrimental but a threat to the unity and peaceful co-existence of Edo people.
He said using his covenant with Edo People titled, Simple Agenda, his administration would focus on building a safer and secure State by taking concrete steps to create jobs for all young Edo men and women as well as equip the citizenry to become job creators.
This he said will be achieved by among others reviving all the Industries that used to provide jobs for our young men and women have been shut down by an insensitive government in the past eight years.
He said, “I am prepared from day one to work assiduously toward increasing your opportunities to be skilled, to be equipped and to be empowered with a small business loan in your community to give you the power, ready to prosper doing an honest day’s work”.
The PDP candidate assured that his government will immediately proceed upon assuming office, “to build the infrastructure of the mind and soul where brother cares for brother and sister cares for sister and we all care for our senior citizens. We cannot allow our senior citizens retire into penury”.
Blaming the APC government which promised change for the very harsh and declining standard of living across the country today, he said allowing the APC which is owing pensioners their entitlements, Local governments areas of salaries and has refused to employ workers in the civil service to continue governance in Edo would amount to more hardship.
“I sincerely celebrate with all our Muslims brethren in Edo state on yet another Eid-el-Kabir. They must realize that this is a period of for sober reelection and an opportunity to appreciate the fact that God is merciful and has provided the opportunity of the September 28 election for all Edo people to change the government in our dear state for good”.
“It is a divine call on all of us irrespective of our faith to join hands together to rebuild our state and to love one another, to eschew all forms of violence, adhere strictly to the noble tenets of Islam and peaceful coexistence and play our part to accommodate neighbors”
This he said will be achieved by among others reviving all the Industries that used to provide jobs for our young men and women have been shut down by an insensitive government in eight years.