The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State yesterday expressed readiness to mobilize the youths of the state to vote against Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, governorship candidate of the PDP, due to what it described as his alleged plot to hand over the treasury of the state to the Igbinedion family.
Speaking to journalists yesterday, the state youth leader of the APC, Comrade Osakpanwa Eriyo, said “The recent comment by Ize-Iyamu that he will make the birthday of the Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion a state event has exposed the plans of the god fathers to mortgage the future of our state.
“Our youths will not allow that to happen and that is why we are telling everybody that they must not vote for PDP because it is the same cabal that shared our money for 10 years, destroyed our industries and milked the treasury, that are trying to come back through the back door. If for instance as he said Esama’s birthday is made a state event, is it not the tax payers money that they are going to use?
“That will be returning us to Egypt and God forbid. Governor Oshiomhole has proved that Edo state can work, that the poor can be heard, that development must come and we all must follow the light. Godwin Obaseki will continue the developmental strides and he will not use our money to celebrate birthday for one person like Ize-Iyamu will do.
“Ize-Iyamu and his god fathers destroyed this state and we cannot allow such people to return to power in Edo. And that is why we are mobilizing our youths across the state because this has to do with our future, to ensure that they punish PDP with their votes. These people only take care of their class of rich people, they don’t care about many of us. So we will ensure victory for APC and we are advising the PDP not to attempt rigging the election with their militants they brought into the state because we are going to resist any attempt to rig the polls” he declared.