By Simon Ebegbulem
APC chieftain Mr. Charity Aimanyanwo, yesterday declared that the Esama of Benin Kingdom, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion will suffer defeat in his unit in the forthcoming governorship election because of the alleged under development suffered by Ovia people when his son, Chief Lucky Igbinedion was governor.
Aimanyanwo who was reacting to the comment by the daughter of the Esama and member representing Ovia Federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Omosede Igbinedion, that the APC will lose Ovia in the forthcoming election, said “because she is in Abuja, she does not know that the people who are the pillars in PDP had left for APC”.
According to him, “she said Ovia is the most under developed Local Government in Edo state, that is a clear indictment of her brother and father because Lucky was governor for eight years and they did nothing for Ovia people where he comes from. And Ovia people will vote against Esama in his unit; he will lose it because of their sins. So Ovia people are very much grateful to Governor Oshiomhole for coming to our aid.
“The reality currently on the ground is that PDP cannot even win a unit in the whole of Ovia, either in South West or North East. Ovia people are grateful to Oshiomhole and APC for remembering us.”