…Hails Edo People For Repelling Oshiomhole, Ize-Iyamu’s Thugs
The Peoples Democratic Party National Campaign Council for Edo
Governorship Election has hailed the people of Etsako West of Edo state
for coming out to confront, subdue and chase away armed thugs hired by
the All Progressives Congress (APC) to attack the PDP and Obaseki
campaign train in the area.
The firm solidarity and defense for Governor Godwin Obaseki by the
people of Apana, Uzairue in Etsako West, where the sacked national
chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, hails from, is a clear signal to
Oshiomhole and the demarketed APC candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, that the
race is over for them.
Such spontaneous resistance coming from supposed Oshiomhole’s
stronghold, shows that the disgracefully sacked APC national chairman
has no foothold or genuine followership in Edo but have become a
political pint-size that only thrive in empty boasts, lies, propaganda
and attempt to instill fear on the people by importing violence.
The courage and bravery exhibited by the voting population in Etsako, in
confronting and vanquishing APC’s armed thugs, is a firm demonstration
of their unwavering solidarity for their choice leader, Governor Obaseki
and the fact that they cannot be cowed or suppressed by APC’s resort to
The Etsako resistance as well as the legitimate audacity of the Edo
people in resisting the recent attempt by Adams Oshiomhole and Ize-Iyamu
to use compromised security agents to seize the State House of Assembly,
show that the people of Edo are at full alert in their resolve to resist
every attempt by the APC to use violence to forcefully take over their
The people of Edo state are already aware of how the APC is recruiting
armed thugs, cultists and hoodlums, particularly from neigbouring Kogi
state, to unleash violence on them and rig election for Ize-Iyamu, hence
their manifest resolve to protect their state.
It is indeed reprehensible and inexcusable that a political party, which
desires to take over governanice of a state, would be hiring and arming
cultists and thug to suppress and unleash violence on the same citizens
it wants to govern.
In any case, our campaign counsels Ize-Iyamu and Oshiomhole to see the
handwriting on the wall and realize that the Edo people already know
their plans and will use every means legitimate, to resist their evil
Of course nothing, not even the fiercest of attacks by Oshiomhole and
Ize-Iyamu, can intimidate the people of Edo state to compromise their
determination to reelect Governor Obaseki, under whom the state has
recorded unprecedented upgrade in living standard, wealth creation, and
massive infrastructural development in critical sectors.
Under Governor Obaseki, millions of Edo citizens have benefited from
various development programs including the creation of over 200,000
jobs, greater opportunities with over 4,500 new businesses, on-going
training of over 150,000 Edolites in various entrepreneurial skills,
over 4,000 job placements in productive sectors and 22,827 entrepreneurs
trained in all local government areas among others.
This is in addition to improved healthcare, road infrastructure,
establishment of agriculture, food and other investment clusters across
the state with massive job opportunities.
Oshiomohle and Ize-Iyamu should therefore stop wasting their time as the
people of Edo will do all to defend Governor Obaseki and the good
governance which he and the PDP represent in the state.
Secretary, Publicity Sub-Committee
National Campaign Council