The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), standard bearer for Edo State governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has accused Governor Adams Oshiomhole of constructing 39 tarred roads and spending 65 per cent capital budget in his village alone.
He urged the electorate in the state not to vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC), because of its discriminatory actions since it came into power.
According to him, APC discriminatory actions is the reason the birthplace of the first civilian governor of the state, Professor Ambrose Alli, is neglected and cannot boast of any infrastructural development the Oshiomhole government of APC brought to the place.
Ize-Iyamu stated this at the birthplace of the former governor of the old Bendel State, Late Professor Ambrose Alli, during a campaign rally in Ukpenu Community in Esan West Local Government Area, at the weekend.
He addressed a crowd of the elderly, women and youths in the community which comprises Ward 7 of the local government area.
He said it was on record that apart from the neglect of the once motorable road leading to the community, that the APC-led government has almost killed the state-owned university.
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“This is a local government that produced Governor Ambrose Alli, who developed all parts of Bendel State and did not say that because he hailed from Esan West he would not develop Benin City or Etsako.
“It is painful that a governor would come and choose to neglect a place where Alli hailed from. Ukpenu road used to be a strategic road that led to the federal capital, the state capital, and Edo North. It’s regrettable that Governor Oshiomhole says it is a federal road,” he said.
Ize-Iyamu, also told them that while some local governments in the state cannot boast of a single motorable road, Oshiomhole built “39 tarred roads in his village” alone.
The governorship election in the state will hold on September 10.
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