By Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin
The Candidate of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) for the September 19, 2020 Governorship election in Edo State, Governor Godwin Obaseki has declared that illiterates will no longer be allowed to determine the political direction of the State.
Obaseki made the submission at Oredo PDP Ward 1and 2 rally on Saturday.
He alleged that he is angry with his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole for choosing the legislators to represent him in his own Constituency.
He also declared that the outcome of the forthcoming election in the State will mark a political rebirth and dominance which would help to re-unite the State politically.
The Governor who is seeking a re-election for a second term in office, stressed that the sovereignty of the State will not negotiated with lack leadership qualities.
“So, these election is about re-establishing our dominance as the major political actors in Edo State.
“We cannot negotiate our supremacy with somebody who does not have credibility or qualification to determine our political direction in Edo State.
“Not all of us are cheap. Not all of us are looking for money that desperately.
“Even some of us who say they are millionaire are following him slavishly. We should talk to them. These election is about the future of the young people of Edo State.
“These election is to tell people that politics is not a dirty game. It is only dirty when dirty people play it.
“He (Oshiomhole) has no regard for Benin people. He has no regard for Oredo people…In these election, on September 19, we will bury him politically.
“To show you how these character has insulted us, even when you are going to select somebody to represent us, he will select for us. That is what he has turned Oredo politics into. Politics that is determined by Agbero’s.
“Because we are not voting in our numbers that is why someone like Oshiomhole is taking us for granted. But, if you come out en masse and vote and they see the numbers, he will not have the courage to even talk again in Edo State”, he said, “Enough is enough”.
Addressing members of PDP and supporters at the rally, Chairman of PDP Campaign Council, Chief Dan Orbih, said that only way to reward the incumbent Governor, Godwin Obaseki’s performance is to re-elect him for a second term in office.
He highlighted some of the achievements of the PDP Candidate including the reconstructed Samuel Ogbemudia in Benin to international standard and completion of abandoned projects over 45 years ago in the State.