Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the September election in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, said on Monday that the promise of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Godwin Obaseki, to create 200,000 jobs if elected cannot lure the people of Edo state to vote for the party.
Ize-Iyamu, in a statement by the Media Unit of his campaign organisation, said that APC’s anti-people policies instituted by Obaseki when he served as head of the state’s Economic Team under Governor Adams Oshiomhole was responsible for the major economic mess the state found itself.
According to the statement, “the good people of Edo State would not be deceived into voting for the APC again after suffering untold hardships under the outgoing government of Adams Oshiomhole.”
He stated that the policies of the APC-led government had impoverished the youths, escalating the state of unemployment and under-employment.
The statement read in part: “When Governor Adams Oshiomhole assumed office in 2008 — with APC governorship candidate, Mr Godwin Obaseki as the Head of Economic Team, he promised to create 100,000 jobs in each year of his administration, meaning that 800,000 new jobs would have been created over eight years.
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo north senatorial zone, on Monday, said the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors’ campaign visit to Benin City has no positive impact on the lives of the people of Edo State.
The PDP Senatorial Chairman, Mr Segun Saiki who spoke through the Akoko-Edo publicity secretary, Mr Kayode Alabi, at a rally in Igarra, said the APC governors’ visit had no positive impact on the people. He said local government workers have not been paid their salaries for seven months, saying “nothing is working in Edo State. If the aim of their visit was to contribute funds for the payment of local government workers, it would have been better.”