LG polls: Edo APC to commence campaigns, as Obaseki assures peaceful polls

By Nosa Obaze,

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has disclosed plans of the Edo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to commence campaigns for the forthcoming Local Government polls.

Edo State Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Barr. Anselm Ojezua(left); former gubernatorial aspirant of the PDP, Matthew Iduoriyekemwen (3rd from left); House of Representatives member representing Egor/Ikpoba Okha Federal Constituency, Honourable Ehiozuwa Johnson Agbonayinma (4th from left); Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State (3rd from right); former Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole (2nd from right), Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu (right), during the defection of Hon. Agbonayinma and Iduoriyekemwen, with their followers to the APC, at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, on Friday, in Benin City, Edo State.

Obaseki disclosed this in a chat with journalists after meeting with the party’s state working committee and the candidates in the forthcoming local council polls.

According to the governor, “Our meeting was to ensure that the forthcoming polls are conducted peacefully. We cannot jeopardise the relative peace enjoyed in the state.”

He added that the APC’s candidates in the polls are popular among their people and are acceptable to the party, noting, “We strongly believe that the candidates will be elected by the people, as the party strategises to win all elective positions at the polls.

On his part, Chairman, Edo State Chapter, APC, Barr. Anslem Ojezua, said, “As the party prepares for the local government polls, Governor Godwin Obaseki is making effort to change the narrative with local government administration in the state. This is because of the reputation of the local government administrators used to be the least trusted by the people.”

According to Ojezua, “The leadership of the APC in the state is confident that its candidates will be returned at the March 3 polls because of the performance of the governor in the past one year in office.”

He added that the meeting between the governor and the party’s candidates in the polls was to align their vision at the councils with the governor’s roadmap for the state.

“At the meeting, the governor expressed his concern about local governments being a critical level of government and made his intention known to candidates, especially to ensure that the candidates are on the same page with his vision to transform the state,” Ojezua said.


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