- The governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma has urged Igbos in Edo state to vote for Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu
- Uzodinma while making the appeal also called on Igbo leaders to punish Governor Godwin with their votes
- According to the governor, Obaseki and the PDP have been blackmailing the APC, alleging that the party plans to rig election
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With less than a week to the Edo governorship election, Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state has urged Igbos in the state to vote for Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), The Sun reports.
The governor who disclosed this while meeting with Igbo leaders in Edo State on Friday, September 11, urging them to use their votes to punish Governor Godwin Obaseki.
Uzodinma said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate’s tax policies are anti-Igbo, therefore they should vote for Ize-Iyamu.
According to him, the businesses of many Igbos in Edo state are suffering due to the inhuman policies of the PDP administration.
The former senator stressed that the people should not be afraid to go out and vote, adding that the APC plans to rig the election because they have lost.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Obaseki, has urged the electorate in the state not to sell their votes but turn out en masse on Saturday, September 19, to exercise their franchise for the right candidate who can take the state forward.
The Edo state governor who gave the charge at a meeting with party faithful in Ward 4, Benin city, expressed confidence that he will win the forthcoming election and retain his seat.
He said: “I want to use this opportunity to thank you for coming out en masse when we rounded off our ward-to-ward campaign. You people made me proud; that rally is still being discussed.
In other news, Governor Obaseki on Tuesday, September 8, defeated the candidate of the APC, Ize-Iyamu by over 17 points (Obaseki 57.73%; Ize-Iyamu 40.07%), in an online poll conducted by Channels Television in partnership with Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room.
While Obaseki, 61, is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ize-Iyamu, 58, is the candidate of the APC. The duo are also the leading candidates of the electoral race.
The poll, according to the organisers, was put together to enable the general public select their preferred gubernatorial candidates who are expected to feature in the station’s forthcoming debate programme.
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