APC will win Edo governorship election, says Kassim Afegbua

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By Owen Eresoyen, Benin

Former Commissioner For Information In Edo State, Prince Kassim Afegbua on Wednesday said that All Progressive Congress (APC) will defeat the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) silly in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.

Afegbua who spoke to Journalists ahead of the Edo Guber Election said the state under Governor Godwin Obaseki has not made any progress in the last eight years.

He said, “After running an administration that has been characterised by leadership disaster, storm and stress, making Edo state laughable in the eyes of Nigerians, he now suddenly realises that his tenure would end by November 2024.”

“Having abandoned governance for seven years, he suddenly realises that he needs to patch up rotten roads, he needs to mend fences, he needs to visit Otaru of Auchi to break Ramadan, meanwhile, he’s fighting the Benin Monarch, trying effortlessly to rewrite history to ridicule a monarchy that has endured for over 1000 years.

“Go and write it down, whatever this election will take, we will give it. We will beat Governor Obaseki and his godson silly. He hates godfatherism, but he has suddenly become one; sheer hypocrisy. He has been fighting everybody in Edo, applying divide and rule tactics, but suddenly he’s preaching unity.

“He has been fighting the monarchy; he has been at loggerheads with his Deputy, Phillip Shuaibu. He has been spreading hatred across the state, fought Adams Oshiomhole, his benefactor and godfather, closed down schools in the name of rehabilitation, governed with iron-fist tactics and mobile-thugs-gang, but just here, September 21st, has become the day of reckoning.

“As I watched his godson Asue Ighodalo sweating profusely as he travels on Governor Obaseki’s bad roads, I sympathise with his fruitless effort. September 21st will be the easiest election in Edo state when the APC will beat Governor Obaseki very silly at the polls”, he added/

He said that Governor Obaseki “dey run kati-kati up and down.” There is no Wike again, no Buhari that cannot take firm decision, there is no Kayode Fayemi with pretentious transaction. All those who thought they were undoing Adams Oshiomhole, have all been disappointed by Governor Obaseki.”

“Edo people will ask several questions before they punish this candidate with their thumbs. Where is Sobe Maize Farm? Where is the anchor-borrowers money? Where is CBN intervention funds? Where is the N18 billion refunded money for roads reconstruction under Adams Oshiomhole? Where is Gele-gele Port? Where is our State Library? Where are the promised 18 stadia in 18 Local Governments of the state? Where are the promised 300,000 jobs?

“Where are the 18 healthcare centres in each of the 18 Local Governments? Where are our returned artifacts? Where are the withheld allocations to our traditional rulers? Where are the investments? Where is the infrastructure? Where are the teachers for our schools? Where is the N24b Paris Club refund? Where is the N26b 13%derivation fund? Where is the digital learning? Where are the Internet facilities? Where are our allocations? Too many questions?

Speaking further, Prince Afegbua said that Edo state is number five in the hierarchy of indebted States, adding that billions of naira and dollars breathing down our throat, when allocations have improved tremendously. Governor Obaseki has plundered the state mercilessly and now trying hard to supplant his godson, Asue Ighodalo to cover his tracks.