Wike banks on integrity of candidates on Edo election

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Rivers State Governor, Wike

THE chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Campaign Council on Edo governorship election, Nyesom Wike, has said that the upcoming election in the state will be decided by the integrity, reliability and truthfulness of the contestants.

The Chairman of the Council and Rivers State Governor Wike, stated that the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki epitomised such virtues.

In a statement on Tuesday issued in Abuja by the PDP National Publicity Secretary and Secretary, Publicity Sub-Committee of the council, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, the governor expressed optimism that Obaseki would be re-elected.

Wike stated that the electorate in Edo could not be swayed to the contrary by deceptions, lies and antics, adding that the people of the state were with Obaseki.

He attributed Obaseki’s large following to his proven integrity and performance in office.

Wike noted that the people would use the election to tell selfish politicians in Edo that, “they know what is best for their state.”

He recalled how the former Edo governor and erstwhile national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole said that Obaseki was the brain behind his achievements when he was governor.

“Funny enough, former national Chairman of APC confessed that this is one man who used his contact, connections and brain to make sure that he achieved what he achieved as governor of Edo State.

“He even went further to say that he would prefer that they named the Edo State Government House as Godwin Obaseki’s House. He said so.”

He wondered how Adams Oshiomhole would market the APC governorship candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, whom he had earlier despised, pointing out that Edo people could not be fooled again.

The Rivers governor insisted that the time had come to end politics of lies, false claims and propaganda to deceive the electorate. The electorate deserves the truth.(NAN)

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