The people of Abudu in Orhiomwon Local Government Area have declared their total support for the candidacy of Mr. Godwin Obaseki, gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the September 10 election in Edo State.

Speaking at a rally of the APC in Abudu, Orhiomwon Local Government Area, yesterday, Secretary of the Community, Mr Osakpolor Martins in a statement he read on behalf of the Odionwere of Abudu Community said: “our heart is full of gratitude to Almighty God for the way he has used your Excellency to meet the yearnings of youth and old members of this community that had hitherto been neglected over the past years by successive administrations at federal, state and local levels.

“As we have always mentioned, your coming on board is God’s making to redeem the poor and neglected rural and urban communities in Edo State. Before you officially commission the multi-billion naira road projects you have done in Abudu and other parts of Orhiomwon Local Government, we want to say well done, our action Governor.

“We want to say that every lover of progress, every lover of light, every lover of truth, every lover of good things, every lover of God’s gift will listen to your request in Abudu. We will give your candidate full support by giving our votes as a token of our gratitude for what you have done for us.

“We can however not rule out the possibility of the existence of some greedy and selfish individuals in our midst who may like likely sell their birthright for a plate of porridge. While we are assuring you of our full support for your chosen candidate, we will advise that your team be alert and reach grassroots on awareness on your party symbol to avoid the mistake of identity.”

Meanwhile, governorship candidate of the APC, Mr. Godwin Obaseki promised to build open up the rural communities with a view to attracting industries to the rural areas and stop to rural-urban migration.

While addressing the people of Abudu at a rally of the APC, Obaseki said “we are not done with the roads, we have done Igbanke township roads, we have done Abudu township roads, we will do Urhonigbe township roads, we will do Ugo township roads we are building new cities so that we can when we locate industries in the new towns. We will bring people back from Benin City to the new cities we will build.

“Most importantly, we will lay emphasis on job creation. We are creating 200,000 jobs in Edo State and most of the jobs will come to Orhiomwon which has the largest land mass in the State, so most of the farms we have plans for will be located in this Local Government Area.”

He promised to give small-scale loans to market women to expand their businesses, saying women are good managers of resources.

He promised that if voted in, his Government will site a Technical College in Orhiomwon for the training of youths.

Governor Adams Oshiomhole on his part appealed to the people not to sell their PVC. He said the PDP destroyed the nation’s economy before they were voted out of power.

“Edo cannot return to the past, our testimonial is deep in the hearts of the people. I hear them say they want to change the change. Do they want to change the good things we have done?”

He chided the candidate of the PDP, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu for abandoning his people in Orhiomwon and not doing anything for them.

The Governor commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his anti-corruption fight, saying “if they monopolise stealing, they must monopolise the burden of prosecution. And we must stand by the President and I commend the Attorney-General of the Federation for refusing to be intimidated or blackmailed. PDP must account, because if people are dying of hunger today, it’s because PDP stole the money yesterday.”

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