By Chris Ochayi
The candidate of Progressive Peoples Alliance, PPA, Chief Godwin Ezeemo, has appealed to the electorate to shun money bags and focus on the antecedence of candidates while making the choice of who emerges the next of governor of the state.
Chief Ezeemo, who made the call shortly after he emerged winner of PPA primary election, decried the manner at which some politicians brazenly compromise voters in the name of winning election, lamented, “that is the reason we are stuck.”
The businessman turned politician, who, however, declared his resolve to unseat the incumbent Governor Willy Obiano, said history would repeat itself as the incident of the 2003 election when an incumbent seeking for re-election lost to an opposition candidate in the poll in the state.
According to him, “The electorate should now choose their candidate, who they want to vote for according to who that candidate is and not according to what his political party is.
Because we have followed this routine in the past and that is the reason why we are shucked, that is the reason why we are held up in the forest.”
“But in our own, we are not buying the electorate. We appeal to the conscience of the electorate for them to make a choice between us and some other persons that are in the race. So, they know that their association is not based on the money they have collected. Do you understand that?
“My appeal to the electorate is for the electorate to start to look at candidates now from the point of view of their antecedence, from the point of view of what they have done in the past, from the point of view of who they are, what they have been able to do in the society at large.”