Edo 2020: How we ‘ll oust Obaseki – APC guber aspirant

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A governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, Engr Chris Ogiemwonyi, has revealed that four aspirants have an accord to support one ticket in the quest to unseat current governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki.

Ogiemwonyi, who is one of the four, listed other aspirants in the accord to include Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Dr Pius Odubu and General Charles Airhiavbere.

Ogiemwonyi, who disclosed this in Benin City,  said they have agreed to work together, accept and support whoever emerges as the APC candidate.

The former Minister of State for Works under President Goodluck Jonathan, said the four of them have the desire to serve and not for money as they have individually excelled in their chosen careers.

“Before now, we have an accord. myself, Odubu and Airhiavbere, met in Abuja and took a decision that the best option is to work together as a team and procure one ticket. We will all support that candidate.

“We were lucky Odubu got something and he grabbed it. Before that process came to a conclusion, Pastor Ize-Iyamu came to meet us and we told him about the process. I hear we have two other aspirants. Four of us have agreed to work together.

“There is nothing we cannot share. God has been grateful to each of us. It is just the need to serve our people. Ize-Iyamu was a former secretary to state government, Odubu was a former deputy governor, Airhiavbere was a former pay master of the Nigerian Army, I was public servant so we are all okay. We will sustain that accord”, he said.

Further, he lamented recent violent attacks on people’s homes, stressing it was a bad omen capable of scaring away prospective investors from the state.

He urged Governor Obaseki to probe the attacks and abolish the Wabaizighan security outfit,  describing it as repressive and anti-people.

Ogiemwonyi listed investment in security, poverty eradication through provision of employment, preventive healthcare, mechanised agriculture, provision of social amenities to address rural-urban migration, provision of model schools with boarding facilities, upgrading of the Solid minerals sector and bringing the physically challenged into government operations as his areas of priority.

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