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23 Jul 2016

Edo 2016: Don't Vote APC, CPP Candidate Urges Electorate

The governorship candidate of the Citizens Popular Party (CPP), the director of the Africans in Diaspora, David Okoror has appeal to Edo State voters to vote out the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the forth coming governorship election in the State.
Leadership report that the CPP guber candidate, who faulted the development agenda of Governor Adams Oshiomhole during his eight years in office, said the coming elections in the state will offer great opportunity for a change.
Okoror who unveils his agenda as he contests the governorship under the candidature of CPP criticized Oshiomhole’s leadership style in the State and poor level of development in the State since assumption in 2008.
He told journalists in Kaduna that his assessment of Edo State in terms of development under the present government is not satisfactory because when the government came into office in 2008, the unemployment level in Edo State was about 12 per cent.
“That was the situation when this government came into power in 2008, but, today 43 per cent of the Edo people are unemployed. In terms of poverty, in the same year when Adam’s took over power, poverty level was about 40 per cent, today, the level of poverty is about 80 per cent.
“As a result when you talk to people on the streets you will see desperation, frustration, fear and hopelessness. I have gone round the State discretely, talking to people in the rural areas and urban settings, people are discouraged and tired. It is like nobody is sure of tomorrow, there is hopelessness everywhere,” he said.
He added that “going round the state, you see dilapidated infrastructure all over, the roads are not there, no factory where people can work and earn a living, salaries of civil servants and teachers are not paid. Sometimes I am surprise how the people continue to survive. But, because of the resilient of the people they keep going on.”
He said the poverty in the State and poor infrastructural development are part of the factors among others, that prompted him to offer himself for the governorship contest scheduled for September, 2016.
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