By Monday EBALU, Benin City
Benin Chiefs from the palace of Oba of Benin have sued for a peaceful Governorship election in the state, on September 10.
The chiefs made this call when they played host to the governorship of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Gowin Obaseki, in Benin.
The chiefs, led by Chief Sam Igbe, who prayed, on behalf of the chiefs, for, the APC candidate, appealed to the candidates of the various political parties to caution their supporters against violence.
Igbe said the state desire peace, and that the parties and their candidates should, and must go about the election in a peaceful manner.
He said the palace does not, I will not support a particular candidate over the others, advising that the candidate should sell themselves to the people.
Meanwhile, with no fewer than 500 members, said their decision to pledge the support for Obaseki is based on his antecedent.
The Secretary of the union, Michael Ode, based on the APC candidate campaign consistency on empowerment, they believed he (Obaseki), will better their lot when elected governor of the state.
They however appealed for assistants from the governorship candidate when elected, to provide trainees under them, work tools when they gain freedom.
“We have many boys who have finished their trainee but some of them, their parents are not able to buy them tools so that they can be their own man. This situation has made some of these boys to go into crime to survive,” he said.
In his response, the APC guber candidate said he will ensure that artisans have a pride of place in his government, through “proper” empowerment.
Meanwhile, with less than 24 days to the Edo State governorship election, the All Progressives Congress, APC candidate Mr Godwin Obaseki has assured the people of the state of better life when elected as governor.
Obaseki made this known at Erediauwa street Ugbekun Community in Ikpoba-Okha local government area yesterday at the APC ward campaign.
The candidate who assured the people of the state that though times in Nigeria seem to be tough, life will be better when the APC continue its developmental strides across the state.
He however took a swipe at the PDP for alleging that his plan to create 200, 000 jobs was not feasible noting that bulk of it would be generated from agriculture. He added that youths will be taught extensive farming of rice and other products to put an end to their import.
Obaseki urged the people not to be deceived by the PDP who didn’t construct roads or build schools saying the APC should be trusted for providing basic and social amenities for the people.
He said, “We have started it and we will continue to build roads across the state. We will build a road that will connect this area down to Ikpoba hill.
“You should trust us because we have started it in the last seven and half years. We know there are still more schools to built, we will build them put chairs and after then train our teachers who will teach our children so that when they leave school, they would know what to do.
He continued, “We would not only focus on school or roads, we will also focus on human empowerment and train out youths to be self dependent.”
Edo 2016: Benin Palace Chiefs Sue For Peaceful Election
By Monday EBALU, Benin City