PDP HAS FAILED, VOTE THE PARTY OUT — Oshiomhole
By: Eben Enasco Kingsley, Benin
EDO State Governor , Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has urged Nigerians to vote out the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP in the forthcoming general election describing the past 16 years of PDP government as wasted years.
Speaking at the campaign rallies of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ovia North East, Ovia South West and Egor Local Government Areas of Edo state, on Tuesday, Oshiomhole said, “we have looked at all the indices. The truth is that the Federal Government has become the weak link in our development process. We can’t create jobs because there is no power.
“Everywhere I go to in Edo, people are protesting over blackout. The State government provides the transformers, but private people come to collect the bills whether they give light or not.
“When you watch television, they tell you they have done railways, that trains are working everywhere. Among you here, who has entered a PDP train? Is it on television we will keep seeing it? The Gelegele Port, have they done anything there? Can you have a government that keeps deceiving its people? You cannot fool us forever. The story in Edo is the same everywhere. They have failed everywhere.
“Nobody can give what he doesn’t have.PDP has no answer to the challenges of this nation and therefore cannot solve our problems”, he noted.
Oshiomhole said, “A government cannot abandon its people to be suffering. Our country has lost virtually everything. Our refineries are closed. We are importing virtually everything when we should be exporting. When General Buhari was Minister of Petroleum, they were building refineries but today Ministers prefer to be importing.”
“You can’t have a country that imports everything it consumes. So PDP is effectively carrying our jobs abroad and importing unemployment in to the country. More than 60% of our young people have no jobs. If we continue like this, those who have something to live for will be so little that those who have nothing to live for will completely overwhelm us and there will be crisis everywhere,” he said.
Governor Oshiomhole urged the people of the state to come out en masse and vote for positive change which the APC represents so as to restore the dignity of the nation and place the nation on its path to sustainable development and economic growth.
He said, “In our national interest, we need to make a change at the federal level and with General Muhammadu Buhari, we will have a leader with courage and Nigeria will regain its pride. If we have a Federal Government that is working, complimenting the state government’s efforts, we will be far ahead.
“February 14th is the day God has designed to show his love to Nigeria by replacing darkness with light. By replacing a government that celebrates corruption and bringing General Muhammadu Buhari that will fight and defeat corruption. Nigerians have to make a change, we can’t continue this way”, he stressed.
Governor Oshiomhole thanked the people for the support they have given to his administration in the past six years and promised them that his government will continue to bring dividends of democracy to them.
He said, “We thank God for giving us wisdom to do what we have to do and the courage to resist temptation. People ask me where we find the money we are using to work and my answer is that there is no government anywhere in the world that has all the money it needs but if a government orders its priority well and manages public resources with the fear of God, you may not do everything but you will do enough for people to see and for others to build on and I believe that is what we have done”, he said.
Oshiomhole stated that the flooding problem that have affected most part of the metropolis is presently being addressed and assured that flooding will soon become a thing of the past in Edo State saying, “The flooding problem of this area is being addressed on a sustainable basis. As we speak, we have paid almost 70% of the total cost and within the next few months, in the dry season, the remaining part will be completed.
“We have moved now to Queen Ede erosion site and the contractors have moved to site. We have also moved to Ekenwan road to address the erosion there, we are also working in Second East Circular road and we have no problem addressing other issues confronting the state because the major drainage issue has been settled” he said.
The APC candidates in Egor, Ovia North East and Ovia South West Local Government Areas are Hon. Samson Osagie for Senate; Hon. Charity Amayeanwho for House of Representatives; Hon. Paul Ohonbamu for House of Representatives; Hon. Sunday Osazinwde, Hon Bright Osayande and Hon. Crosby Eribo for House of Assembly.