Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole wants Nigerians to reject the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at all levels in next year’s general elections. This is because he believes Nigerians will remain in darkness as long as the PDP remains in power.
Oshiomole, who spoke, yesterday, while receiving about 2,000 members of the PDP from Oredo and Egor Local Government Areas of the state led by Mr. Festus Oviawe and Igbe Kingsley respectively into the APC, said that the choice before the people in the next elections was a very clear one, a choice between darkness and change.
“In the last 16 years, Edo State gained nothing from the PDP besides the resurfacing of the Ofosu-Benin Road and the attempt at the dualisation of the Okene-Benin Road, with all its imperfections, which they were forced to embark on after we cried out that how could they dualise the road from Abuja and stop abruptly in Okene without extending it to Edo.
“In 16 the last years, after spending over $25 billion, we have no light. Now they have shared the electricity companies to their friends and associates. For as long as they remain in power, Nigerians will remain in darkness. Our companies will remain shut and the economy will be subjected to the vagaries of instability of the international oil market,” he said.
The governor, while further giving reasons why the PDP must not be voted in 2015, accused President Goodluck Jonathan of abandoning Edo State after getting the people’s votes.
“He got 95 percent vote from Edo State. What has he done in Edo, what has he done in Benin City? The Queen Edo erosion was caused by the Federal Government and I had written several letters to them to fix their mess, yet they ignored us and gave money to Delta and Kogi states.
“See the newly refurbished airport in Benin. I was there and the roof was leaking during the rain. Is that the kind of government we still want in Nigeria? No way. For too long, across Nigeria, PDP has buffeted us with, lies, empty promises, both at the political level and economic front and every day they have run short of lies and they have run short of excuses,” Oshiomole said.