A group under the aegis of
Drivers Welfare Empowerment Scheme, yesterday resolved to support the All
Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Godwin Obaseki.
The drivers made the resolution
at a rally in Benin attended by Obaseki.
The Secretary of the drivers’
scheme, Mr Jude Anomeh, while addressing the rally, said the people who ruined
the state between 1999 and 2007, will never be allowed to govern again.
He noted that same set of people,
including the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu,
who then, at different times, was secretary and chief of staff to the
government, have positioned themselves to govern again.
Anomeh who vowed that the state
will never be allowed to go back to Egypt again, noted that these same sets of
people have nothing different to offer to the people.
He said their aim was to destroy
the good work that the Adams Oshiomhole government has done, and also to
impoverish the people like they did between 1999 and 2007.
“We are ready for them with our
PVCs, we will not allow them to take us back to Egypt again.
“We are also appealing to the
people not to allow these personal aggrandisement- seeking people to govern the
state again. Let us all use our PVCs to deny them that opportunity,” he said.
The drivers unanimously resolved
to work collectively, for the victory of the APC candidate, Obaseki, at the
Addressing the rally, Obaseki
promised to redesign the state transport system to meet modern challenges.
He stressed that the drivers and
other stake holders, will be fully involved in whatever decision government
will take, especially as it affects their operations.
He said aside continuing with the
massive road construction across the state, his government, when elected, will
focus more in the area of empowerment.
The APC candidate also promised
that soft loans, at low interest rate, will be provided to drivers to boost
their transport business, while a comprehensive retirement scheme will be drawn
out for them.
Obaseki particularly commended
the drivers, over their resolve not to allow the people who had stolen their
common patrimony to govern the state again.
The APC governorship hopeful said
he believed the people are now wiser to differentiate between “darkness and
light, evil and good, and good governance and those whose intention is to loot
“And the only way we can ensure
that this bad people are kept far from our treasury is to use our PVCs to deny
them that opportunity to govern us.
“We must all mobilise ourselves,
neighbours, friends and well wishers to cast our votes for the APC on September
28,” he said.
Obaseki’s victory not negotiable
The Edo South Senatorial Leader
of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gentleman Amegor, yesterday expressed
optimism that the credibility, reliability and excellence of Mr Godwin Obaseki,
will spark victory for the party in the September 28 election.
The APC leader who stated this
after a crucial meeting of political leaders in Benin City, therefore, urged
the Edo South people not to be deceived by the opposition, as Obaseki alone
possesses the qualities capable of moving the state forward.
He said as a leader in Edo and
having consulted with top political leaders in Bini Kingdom, “we have all
resolved that we will work day or night to ensure the total victory of Mr
Godwin Obaseki who is credible, reliable, excellent gentleman; he will be the
one to take over from Oshiomhole.
“I now hereby call on all the
seven local governments in Bini, including members of other parties, market
women, old and young to come out and vote massively for the APC for Obaseki to
be elected as governor.
“He is a very focused man and we
believe in him and we hereby tell all Binis to believe in him because he has
all it takes to take Edo to the next level which is worthy of emulation.
“Don’t be deceived by other
political parties; Obaseki is a man of his words and he will perform very
well”, he assured