Governor Adams Oshiomhole has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of buying PVCs from voters in different parts of the state with a view to rigging the September 10 Governorship election in the state.
Speaking at a rally of the All Progressives Congress in Jattu, Etsako West Local Government Area of the state, Monday, Oshiomhole said anyone caught in the illegality will be prosecuted and jailed if found guilty.
According to him, “They are going round, collecting PVCs and dropping lies, please don’t sell your PVCs. Poverty cannot be cured with a dash, it has to be fought on a systematic basis.
“In Agenebode, they are buying PVCs, they will say bring it, we will give you N5,000. Ask them, if they sweat to make the money, will they use it to buy PVC?
“Don’t allow them, after impoverishing you, they take N5,000 and stop you from voting. I’ve told the security agencies to monitor, when we catch them they will be prosecuted and jailed, but please, N5,000 will not bail anyone out of poverty.”
The Governor said “when we say the PDP, you actually buried it, we only announced it, and they will remain politically dead. They died in sin, they undermined the people, looted the treasury, failed all the questions and they breached all 10 commandments of development, so they died in sin and shall never resurrect in our lifetime.
“I hear them say Change the change, the dead cannot change the living because they are dead politically, they cannot change us who are politically living. So it’s a futile slogan.
He said the PDP ruined the nation’s economy in 16 years. According to him “On May 29, 1999, when the PDP took over the reins of the Federal Government, the official rate of naira was N21.90 to $1, by the time they were chased out of power, the naira was already exchanging for close to N200.”
We have written our own development testimonial in our own ink and they have written the testimonial of their failure in their own ink.”
Candidate of the APC, Mr Godwin Obaseki said the Edo progress cannot be put on the reverse by the PDP, adding “we will continue with what Oshiomhole has started; he has built roads, schools, hospitals, so we will continue with the next phase with human capital development.”
He said the Leventis Farm which has been shut for a long time now will be re-opened and will provide over 10,000 jobs for youths of the area.
He hailed Governor Adams Oshiomhole for establishing the Edo
University in Iyamho, saying the university which is world-class will be appreciated by people of the state in the next 20 years.
Over 2,000 people led by Hon Peter Iyhu decamped to the APC from the PDP at the rally.
CPS to Edo State Governor
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