By Christiana Ekpa with agency report
The Igbo Community in Edo State have declared support for Governor Godwin Obaseki’s second term ambition, expressing fears that the state will go back to the hands of thugs, brutal tax collectors and servicing of godfathers at the detriment of development and ease of doing business, if he is not supported to return for a second term.
The Leader of the Women Wing of the Community, Blessing Ahoruonye who led a contingent of women to the State PDP Secretariat, told the PDP State Women leader, Lindsay Sorea, that the Igbo Community in Edo is against the return of the state to APC, a party immersed in corruption, citing recent NDDC and EFCC revelation and allegations amongst others.
According to Ahoruonye, they were declaring support for and mobilising others to join the PDP to enable them give maximum support to Governor Godwin Obaseki in appreciation of the excellent work he is doing.
She stressed that Obaseki’s ability to eliminate double and over taxation which reigned in the previous APC government have improved the economy of local traders.
She also mentioned the impressive developmental stride being witnessed in the state, as well as the economic expansion that has positively influenced the rate of consumption and his prudent management of resources.
She expressed fears that if Governor Obaseki’s administration is disrupted, the state will go back to the “hands of thugs, brutal tax collectors and servicing of godfathers at the detriment of development and ease of doing business.”
She affirmed that they have vowed to vote for PDP and Governor Obaseki to ensure that the train is not derailed.
According to her, “we the Igbo Community in Edo state have realized our past mistakes and we are fully ready to correct it this time by voting PDP”.