Former Minister of State for Works, Mr Chris Ogiemwonyi has in Benin City, the Edo state capital urged voters in the state to jettison a vote for the PDP in favour of the APC in next Saturday’s state assembly polls.
Speaking on the topic, “Edo State in alignment with Federal Government”, at a press conference he said, “What Edo people want is development ; more modern schools, increased economic stability for job creation in an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity”.
He called on voters to, “jettison the toga of opposition and reject the persuasion of those who seek to use an expected numerical edge in the state House of Assembly to instigate instability and chaos in Edo State”.
Ogiemwonyi who decamped to the APC from the PDP after serving as Minister in the Federal Government said, “the argument that an opposition-controlled legislature acts as checks on the excesses of the executive”, is tenable only in a healthy political development.
The former Minister who recognised that the politics of inclusion as a panacea for attaining sustainable development is a global phenomenon added that, “our interest as Edo people will be better served within the framework of the APC”.
He concluded that with an Illustrious son of Edo as APC National chairman in Chief John Odigie-Oyegun Edo must vote APC so that as minority the people can get the necessary leverage to secure appointive positions at the National Executive and Legislative levels.