Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomole says President Goodluck Jonathan will lose his seat in the 2015 presidential election, as he has nothing to show for his first term as president.
The governor, who spoke at the six years anniversary celebration of his governorship, in Benin City, said Jonathan’s loss will start from Edo, to Rivers, Delta, and even his own Bayelsa State.
“When President Jonathan was here in September to launch the South-South rally of the PDP, he was reported as saying that Edo State will fall to PDP. He went on to say that Rivers will fall to PDP. Look at the word he used ‘fall.’ I want to put him on notice that Edo State is not an enemy territory to be felled by an Armed Forces and the Commander-in-Chief must not target Edo for falling, Edo will stand and march on. On the contrary, APC will defeat the President in Bayelsa State.
“APC will defeat PDP in Rivers State. APC will defeat PDP in Cross River State. APC will defeat PDP in Delta State. APC will continue to bury PDP in Edo State.
“What is the score card of the PDP in Edo State and in Nigeria?” he asked.
“The PDP has commissioned the resurfacing of Ofusu to Benin in a period of 16 years. That is all PDP has to show in Edo State over a period of 16 years,” he said, despite the fact that the PDP-led federal government controls 52.8 per cent of the Federal allocation.
“So I ask the President, with all due respect, what his party the PDP has done in Edo State. This afternoon, I want to remind you of those powerful statements made by the Edionwere of Benin Kingdom, Chief Edebiri who said that this generation of Edo people will never again vote for anybody who carries an umbrella that is torn. In 2011, the President scored 96 per cent in this state. Let him show us the 96 per cent contribution of development from PDP. All we see is PDP appropriating federal money in the name of SURE-P, which is SURE-Fraud,” Oshiomole lamented.
“By the special grace of God, by February next year, we will not vote on the basis of tribalism. we will vote on the basis of who provides power. For 16 years PDP keep promising power but it is clearly power to their stomach. As long as PDP is in power, Nigerian people will be out of power. For as long as PDP has power, Nigerian people will never have power,” he said.