As the Sept. 28 Edo Governorship election approaches, leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo South Senatorial District, have assured the party of their votes.
The Senatorial District Leader, Mr Gentleman Amegor, disclosed this on Wednesday in Benin while speaking with newsmen at the end of a meeting with other party members.
He said that the leaders had been mandated to deliver their wards and units to APC. Amegor said that they had resolved to deliver the seven local government areas in the district and the units under them to the party during the exercise.
“We have resolved to deliver the Senatorial district to Godwin Obaseki,’’ the APC leader said.
The leaders arrived at their resolution after over three hours’ meeting in Benin. Amegor said the party had put forward a candidate that “is not only experienced, but also has the credibility and integrity to be the next governor of the state’’.
He said what all the leaders needed was to fully sensitise and mobilise the people to cast their votes for Obaseki, the APC candidate in the race.
According to him, Obaseki has been part of Oshiomhole’s success story in the last seven years. “The people must be reminded not to allow themselves to be deceived again. They must be corrected about the lies being peddled by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“We believe in Obaseki. He has done much for the state and has so much more to do. “He wants to continue with the work started by Oshiomhole. He wants to create more jobs and has also drawn out empowerment programme for our youths and women,’’ Amegor said.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) postponed the election initially scheduled to hold on Sept.10, due to pressure from the Police and the Department of State Service (DSS).
No fewer than 1.9 million voters are expected to cast their votes for the candidates of their choice involving 19 political parties, while over 18,000 electoral staff are expected to officiate in the exercise.