- Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has urged the Arewa community to vote for the APC in the Edo governorship election
- The politician made the appeal at the Hausa community located on the outskirts of Benin City during the party's rally
- According to Ganduje, a vote for APC in the election was a vote for peace
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Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has called on the Hausa community in Edo state to vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September 19 governorship election.
The chairman APC Edo state election campaign council noted this at the party's rally in Benin where he was canvassing votes for Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
Ganduje while speaking at the Arewa community in Eyaen explained that a vote for his party in the Edo election was a vote for peace and stability, adding that they could benefit from the dividends of good governance.
He went on to note that Edo state needs a government that cares about the well-being of its people.
The northern governor described the APC governorship candidate as a man of peace and a grassroots politician, who had an agenda that would move Edo forward.
“History is being made today; we are here to pledge our support for our Edo governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and his running mate, Malam Gani Audu.
“He was born and schooled here and therefore understands the challenges of Edo people,” he said.
The chairman of Arewa community in Edo, Alhaji Badamasi Saleh, on his part said they have pledged their support for Ize-Iyamu and have endorsed him as governor.
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Similarly, Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state has urged Igbos in Edo state to vote for Ize-Iyamu of the APC.
The governor 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.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that six political parties in Edo have signed a peace accord pledging to eschew violence before, during and after the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
The parties are the APC, Zenith Labour Party, All Progressives Grand Alliance, Young Peoples Party, African Democratic Congress and the Allied Peoples Movement.
The peace meeting tagged “Stakeholders peace accord” was organised by the Conference of Non-Governmental Organisations (CONGOS).
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