Ahead the gubernatorial elections in Edo State this weekend, Governor Adams Oshiomhole has said due to the track record of the All Progressives Congress ( APC) in the state,its going to be a smooth victory for his party.
Speaking to State House Correspondents on Monday at the Presidential Villa, Oshiomhole stated that Edo people had never had it so good like under the eight year reign of the APC.
He said, “For us it is fun, when you have a good report card, you are anxious to go and show to your parents that you did well in school so that you can ask for support to go to secondary school. It is when you fail that you cry and find a way to make excuses.
“We have worked for Edo people and there is no ward of the 192 wards that you will not find standard government project, whether it is road, school, health centre, water and these are things they have never seen for 10 years of PDP.
The governor asserted that his administration has rebuilt schools and Edo teachers are paid as at when due and the teachers are properly motivated, that only qualified teachers are in the classrooms adding that from the situation where Edo used to be 23rd in WAEC and NECO but last year the state came 2nd.
“With all these, there is no way the people will vote for a party that had been given them excuses. I have no doubt whatsoever that anytime, anyday, a fair minded Edo man will vote APC, He added.
On fears that certain governors are ready to forment trouble during the election, he accused the River state governor ,Wyesome Wike and his Delta counterpart, Ifeanyi Okowa of importing militants to Edo to destabilise the elections.
“I was very specific, that my brother, Okowa and governor Wike, these two states have had history of violence and deaths during every election, In Rivers in particular, they almost use blood instead of ink pad on Election Day but in Edo, we have had to run credible election based on one man, one vote and they exported people to Edo, some of them have been arrested, some of them have been charged to court and they will be prosecuted.
He further said, I also want to tell him that people who have exaggerated views of what they represent. A fish or a shark may appear powerful because it is inside the creek but when you move it to dry soil even babies can feast on it. So Edo is not like the creek that you have in Rivers.
“We are not in the creeks, if they move those guys who can dive into the water and do magic to the dry soil of Edo, they will learn the hard way what it takes to walk through the desert. We want to fight with PVC only, they must not import killers, if they do, they must bear full responsibility,” he stated.