Port Harcourt — Ahead of the July 14 governorship election in Edo State, the gubernatorial candidate of the All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP, Chief Solomon Edebiri has raised alarm over what he described as strange and threatening telephone calls to some top members of his campaign team by unknown people.
Edebiri who spoke in an interview with Vanguard in Port Harcourt said the situation had made him to beef up security around himself and his campaign team. He, however, appealed to the political class in the state to eschew violence and promote peace.
According to him, his administration would focus on providing free and qualitative primary and secondary education to the people if elected.
Edebiri added that his government would reduce school fees at the state- owned Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma from the current rate to N18,000, and that he would revive moribund industries in the state.
The ANPP flag bearer also promised to lay emphasis on the agricultural sector and asked the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to conduct a credible governorship election, through proper monitoring of its field workers to ensure that they do not compromise standard in the course of their operations.