In Edo state, Governor Adams Oshiomhole has admonished the people of the state not to vote for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in order not to go back to the “dark days of under development, poverty and unemployment”.
Yesterday, the 8th of April, 2015, Adams Oshiomhole, speaking at a rally in Uromi, said:
“Let me remind you that Saturday is an opportunity to consolidate the change. I hear people say that before APC was in opposition; yes we too want them to do opposition. PDP has passed its productive years. Forever and ever, PDP can no longer deliver.
“The engine of the Mercedes in Abuja today is APC’s Buhari, the back axle at the State level is Oshiomhole of the APC, now the seat in the House of Assembly, do you want to put in Volkswagen and reject the Benz? You must vote Adima and Okpame so that the Mercedes will be complete.
“Election that was held last week, some people do not know what happened. Some say we lost but I say we won because today APC is now the Federal Government. Can we win more than that? To win does not mean that everybody must vote one way. What the majority says is what matters. That is what gives me joy.
“My joy again is that in the whole of South-south, it is only in Edo State that Buhari recorded 46%. In Edo, Buhari won 46% and what is needed is 25% but we gave him double. We got votes from Uromi and I know if you calculate the votes they cancelled, more than 150,000 votes and if you add them to what we scored, we would have beaten PDP in Edo State.”
“In Uromi land, power has changed. People who used to carry police to arrest us, we will now be the one arresting them. Before, the police was afraid of them but not anymore because the Commander-in-Chief is now General Muhammadu Buhari of APC. Power has changed. When an Iroko falls, any small bird would fly over it.
“Now if we want to nominate Board members for NPA, it is we that we do it. The Uromi man that would go to NPA will come from APC, the Uromi Man that will be in SURE-P will come from APC, the Uromi man that will be in INEC will come from APC and the Uromi man that will be Minister of Works will be from APC.
On the request for support for the completion of the market, Oshiomhole said:
“I will support using Edo State Government money; we will contribute N25 million to complete this market so that the women can trade comfortably. So, next week after the elections, the Chairman should come and collect the money and complete the market.
“Today, I read in the papers and I was happy when our Baba said as Jonathan has accepted defeat, all of us should also accept it and once you accept it, you would not struggle with us for House of Assembly. We need Uromi voice in Abuja and we need the voice in Edo State House of Assembly. You wasted few votes last week; it does not matter, you voted APC and we are proud to be in the Federal Government of Nigeria.
“PDP must bring money to share because they have stolen so much. I know when they brought money last week, some of you got confused. Please in this week’s election, we must not be confused again. If they give you, take but vote for APC. When they give you, after Saturday, you will not see their break light until after four years. Please don’t waste your votes, vote for the ruling party”, he said.