…Says Trust, Conscience Work Against Ize-iyamu
Engr Osaretin Ovbieko, a chieftain of the People Democratic Party, PDP has described the just concluded Edo governorship election as a turning point for the people of the state.
He said Buhari’s exist from power may mark the end of the All Progressives Congress in the country.
According to the PDP chieftain, there was visible indications that the people needed to reward trust found in Governor Godwin Obaseki with re-election against the distrust which has become part of the candidate of the APC, Pastor Osagie Ize-iyamu who has consistently be moving from one party to another in quest for power.
Why speaking to Journalists concerning the September 19 guber poll, Ovbieko narratted that the issue of trust contributed majorly to the heavy defeat experiences by the opposition party and its candidate.
He said there was no way the people of Orhionmwon LG would have trusted Ize-iyamu more than Obaseki who is a know performer has been tested for the past three years of his first tenure.
He said, “Ize-iyamu have been in goverment since the 80s but he has done nothing, We don’t trust him, we believe Obaseki more than him.
“It was a protest vote across board, especially from the youths. It was a clarion call to retire the old order, we the youth have suddenly realized that we must change the narratives.
“It was the youths that decided Ize-iyamus’ faith in Orhionmwon. We know Obaseki may have written Orhionmwon council off his winning formula because his major opponent (Ize-iyamu) hails from there but there was no way we could allow that.
He noted that it is the hope and expectations of Orhionmwon people that the governor settles down as quick as possible, rewards the LG massively with good roads, electricity, basic social amenities to command huge multinational investment; said “We have natural resources that can develop the whole Edo state.”
He continues, “I defeated one of the aspirant who contested against Ize-iyamu in APC, Engr Chris Ogiemwonyi, a former minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in my unit, he ran way because the defeat was more than what he could beer. I rallied my youths with the help of my developmental brothers especially Mr Bright Iyamu.
“APC is gradually becoming obsolete, by 2023 after Buhari, the party will be no more in Nigeria.
“You know that truth work inline with conscience, so, conscience and trust worked against the APC and it’s candidate. Haba check the margin between APC and PDP from the total vote counted and released by INEC. Abeg, I thanks President Buhari for allowing free, fair and credible poll in Edo,” he added.