Hope Uzodinma has urged the Igbo in Edo State to punish Governor Godwin Obaseki of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) with their PVCs in the Saturday September 19, 2020 governorship election in the state.
The Imo State governor spoke when he was honoured by the Igbo Youth Union (IYU) and the Youth Wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohaneze N’Igbo in Edo State.
He said Governor Obaseki’s tax policies were anti Igbo as he therefore urged Ndigbo in Edo State to vote Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“We have many of our brothers and sisters who own businesses in Edo State, but those businesses are suffering today due to the inhuman policies of the PDP administration in Edo.
“As Igbo, we must be vigilant, so that people will not deceive you. PDP is coming today begging for your votes just because they need it now, but that is a deceit. This governor does not like the Igbo. They are only coming because of the votes and after that Obaseki will abandon you.
“Ize-Iyamu is a tested politician that can keep agreement, so we trust him that he will deliver and continue from where Oshiomhole stopped. Oshiomhole employed Igbo during his administration and pastor will continue with that. He will create an enabling environment for our people to do their businesses.”
“We heard that they are afraid because they have lost the election, so all they are planning is to rig. You cannot rig where the people have rejected you. Don’t be scared, don’t be intimidated, go out and vote PDP out and we will protect the votes” he declared.
Chairman of the Igbo Youth Union, Obinna Anwatu, said that the presence of Governor Uzodimma in Edo State has heightened their determination to deliver APC in the forthcoming election, adding that the award given to the governor was in recognition of his developmental strides across the 27 LGAs in Imo State.
Immediate past National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole described Governor Uzodimma as a genuine party man, adding that his eight month reign so far as governor of Imo State has brought progress in the state.