By Simon Ebegbulem
BENIN CITY—AHEAD the September 10, 2016 governorship election in Edo State, governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in collaboration with the Alumni Association of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, yesterday organized a peace and non- violent election rally round the streets of Benin City.
The procession took them to Ringroad, Airport Road before they arrived the Nigeria Union Journalists ,NUJ, secretariat in Benin City.
A leader of the AAU Alumni, Mr. Ovenseri Utamere, who spoke to newsmen, explained that the procession which was organized by the Alumni of the Ambrose Alli University was geared towards getting the commitment of all the governorship aspirants and their supporters to ensure a peaceful election.
According to him, “when there is violence, the choice of the people to make their choice would not be guaranteed. Therefore, part of the objectives is to know how much the aspirants support peace. And we are glad that they cooperated very well and we hope this will help us in maintaining peace in the forthcoming governorship election”.
Some of the APC aspirants at the rally include Chris Ogienmwonyi, representatives of Gen.Charles Airhiavbere, Godwin Obaseki, Pastor Amos Aihionogbe, an aspirant of the Labour Party.