Ahead of the Edo 2020 Governorship election, the Vice Chairmen Of Local Government Areas of Edo have advised Gov. Godwin Obaseki to tender his resignation or he would be disgraced in the September 19 governorship poll in the State.
In a press briefing in Benin on Saturday, the Vice Chairmen said that the call for his resignation was necessitated by the failure of the Governor to improve on governance in the state.
The chairmen also took account of the action that have been melted on those that have refused to decamped with the governor to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Speaking through their spokesperson, Mr Philip Eguarogie, Vice Chairman, Akoko Edo Local Government Council, they insisted that the constant intimidation and harassment from the governor will not stop his defeat at the poll nor will it stop them from working for the candidate of the APC.
“You will recall that there were moves by Governor Obaseki to forcefully coerce us to join him in the PDP, as a result, we are constantly intimidated and harassed by the Governor’s lieutenants and we have refused to be intimidated”
“Principally, we refused to follow hik because there is nothing on ground to show that the administration has performed, in addition to the past record of the PDP will not even encourage us to defect.
“We hereby condemn the governor’s dictatorial tendencies and advise him to resign now or face disgrace awaiting him at the polls,” he said.
The Vice Chairmen furthermore also endorsed the candidature of the APC candidate and hia running mate, Osagie Ize Iyamu and Mallam Gani Audu.
They noted that the duo have proven themselves over time as men of the People.
“We hereby endorse Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and Mallam Gani Audu as our Governorship and Deputy Governorship candidate respectively base on their administrative track records.
“We are also adopting the manifesto of the Candiate christened, “SIMPLE Agenda” which we know will better the lot of the Edo People,” they declared.
They noted that for constant intimidation, more of their colleagues would have been part of them.
“But we can assure you that they will be joining us before the poll on September 19th. They are however presently with us in spirit.
Others present at the press briefing includes, Fred Aimienwanwu, Ovia South LGA; Mrs Maureen Ekhoragbon, Ovia North East LGA; Innocent Onowanlen, Esan South East LGA; and Godwin Eleduwa, Orhinonmwon LGA.