STOP USING OSHIOMHOLE'S NAME TO CAMPAIGN – AIDE
Edo State Director for Poverty Alleviation, Chief (Mrs.) Evelyn Igbafe yesterday in Benin called on those aspirants using Governor Adams Oshiomhole's name to campaign for the primaries of the Action Congress (AC) due to take place soon to desist from doing so as the governor has not anointed any aspirant for any political position.
Chief Igbafe said Oshiomhole as the architect of one-man-one-vote would not descend so low to endorse candidates for political offices as this would negate his campaign for a fair and credible election.
She insisted that the governor has initiated a democratic revolution with the entrenchment of one-man-one-vote and it would be inimical for the same governor to take side, otherwise he would be making the mistakes of what happened in the PDP.
'There are a lot of aspirants claiming that the governor has endorsed them. They should go to the field and work very hard, campaign and if they are popular, the y will be nominated for the political offices they seek,' she said.
Chief Igbafe also berated the senator representing Edo North in Senate; Sen. Yisa Braimoh who he said has not made any meaningful contribution or impacted positively on the lives of people of his constituent.
'In spite of his privileged position, the gully erosion ravaging Edo North senatorial District with particular reference to Auchi could not be presented to the front burner of national discourse b y Senator Yisah Braimoh, because his godfather has not asked him to do.
'We are yet to hear Senator Braimoh's private motion on the need for the Federal Government to hurriedly dualize Auchi-Abuja due to the high number of accidents on the road which claimed numerous lives.
'The intention of the Federal Government to open up the Afemai nation to the rest of the country via the construction of a bridge across River Niger from Agenebode to Idah, could not be brought to the fore by Senator Braimoh because his godfather has not instructed him.'
She, therefore, called on the Afemais to reject Senator Yisa Braimoh's bid to return to the senate as he cannot represent the people.