By Gabriel Enogholase – Benin
Edo State governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the September 19, 2020 governorship election in Edo, Governor Godwin Obaseki, has slammed his predecessor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, saying he “lacks respect for educated people and Benin people”.
Obaseki stated this during his Ward-to-Ward campaign in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of the State.
According to the PDP Candidate, “Anybody that does not have a project plan cannot be a successful Governor.
“The people we took over from had no plan. They wake up in the morning and say I want to flag-off that road. There is no plan.”
Addressing PDP members and supporters in Ward 9 Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area, Obaseki berated the former Labour leader over what he called lack of respect for educated people and Benin people.
“Oshiomhole has no respect for Benin. Somebody you said was not good yesterday, you went to bring him to rule over us?
“Somebody that did not go school is asking for the Certificate of somebody that went to University.
“Even if we (Benin people) are fools, should you tell it to our face?”, he asked.
The incumbent governor whose first tenure ends on November 12, 2020, alleged plot by the main opposition party to rig the forthcoming by causing violence to undermine the credibility of the poll.
“They are planning to write result, they want to use federal might to rig the election, that is why they are not campaigning.
“It is God and the people that put us in office. We will put them to shame even if they are shameless.
“Of all the incidents of violence in Edo State, show me the one that PDP committed. But, I have told my supporters not to retaliate. They are not more than us”, he said.
He urged eligible voters in Ikpoba-Okha to vote for PDP and defend their votes, alleging that allow miscreants (Agbero’s) and members of the outlawed members of Community Development Associations (CDA’s) to control the levers of power in Edo contributed largely to the face-off between him and few individuals in the State.
On his part, Chairman of Edo PDP Campaign Council, Chief Dan Orbih and the Secretary to Edo State Government, paid tributes to the residents of Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area for the rousing welcome and commitment to free the State from maverick politicians.
A leader of PDP, Mr. Albert Obazee, gave good account of himself by holding residents of the locality were held spelt-bound.