One of the major contenders on the platform of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in the Edo State September 10th governorship race, Engr. Chris Ogiemwonyi has advised the delegates who will elect Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s successor to critically scrutinise the credentials of those jostling to govern the state.
Engr. Ogiemwonyi made this assertion while addressing the delegates in Owan West Local Government, Saboggida-Ora; Owan East Local Government and at the headquarters of the oldest Local Government, Akoko-Edo.
“I am here to solicit for your votes as a brother, friend and political party advocate who believe in due process. I am aware many of my contenders in the race have visited you almost twice. It is not out of hatred that I am visiting late. I was only obeying the governor’s directives to wait till the ban on campaign is lifted.
“I want to tell you that I am a different kind of politician because of my background as a technocrat. When I left school years back, I had three jobs. Now, thousands of our youths are being turned out of schools on a yearly bases without jobs and it aches my heart.
“As governor of Edo State, if you give me your votes, I will not only create jobs for the teaming youths who are graduates, but will also provide hooks with which you can fish by yourself; especially those who have contributed immensely for the development of our dear party, the APC.
“My major reason for seeking to be the governor of Edo is to eradicate poverty because the statistics has shown that more than 60% of our people are living below poverty line. As governor of the state I will build on the legacy of governor Adams Oshiomhole who have laid the bases for concrete governance”, Ogiemwonyi said.
At the various points of his campaign consultation, spanning through the entire Edo North Senatorial District comprising six local government from Owan West; East, Akoko-Edo, Etsako, West, East and Central the people received Engr. Chris Ogiemwonyi with fanfare and glitz. They lauded his unblemished record for serving the nation in various capacity without faults.
Barrister Abubakar Yusuf, former students union president, University of Benin and chairman A Y holdings and APC political leader in ward 3, Etsako West local government said the people of Edo State are blessed to have Chris Ogiemwonyi aspiring to consolidate on the good work of Governor Adams Oshiomhole.
“I am indeed pleased that Edo State has the likes of Engr. Chris Ogiemwonyi as one of the foremost contenders for the September 10th governorship race. With his bold entrant Edo State can now separate the boys from the men. The person who is said to be anointed by the governor and the anointer now have serious battle to fight”, Barrister Abubakar said.