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Economic Woes: Oshiomhole Blames Pdp

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SAN FRANCISCO, August 16, (THEWILL) – Adams Oshiomhole, Governor of Edo state, has declared that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is to blame for the people's hardship and the country's economic woes, including the crash of the naira against the dollar.

Oshiomhole made this known at the campaign rally for Godwin Obaseki, Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), at Ikhin and Amoya, both in Owan East local government area of the state.

He appealed to the people to be patient saying President Mohammudu Buhari's government is working hard to reverse the problems adding that the only way Nigerians, and Edo people in particular, could punish PDP for the hardship unleashed on the masses is to continue voting them out at every election.

“The PDP caused this hardship we are all going through,” he said.

“They pocketed the money meant to buy arms to prosecute the Boko Haram urgency in the north-east. They also stole monies meant to construct roads, build airports, hospitals.

“They caused the dollar to be far higher than the naira. But while we are pained, I will urge us all to continue to punish them with our votes.

“We all know that we have worked as a government, but I want to tell you that there is still more work to be done. This is why we are asking you again not to relent on your support for the party.

“I want you all to vote Godwin Obaseki as Governor come September 10 for these works left undone to be completed.”

Addressing the crowd, Obaseki said that if elected, the focus of his administration would be human capital development saying people never knew that government is all about service before the coming of the APC government.

Story by David Oputah