Former Peoples Democratic Party Chairman, Board of Trustees, Chief Tony Anenih, has predicted victory for the PDP in Saturday’s Edo State governorship election.
Anenih, who spoke at a campaign rally in Okada, Ovia North East Local Government Area on Tuesday, said the PDP candidate, Charles Airhiavbere, would have an easy ride because his rival, Governor Adams Oshiomhole of the Action Congress of Nigeria “lacks the capacity to remain governor”.
He said, “It’s true that the governor of Edo State is from the Northern Senatorial District. When you have children, you give them responsibility, but Oshiomhole can’t carry any responsibility. We have a candidate who will deliver health care and quality education.”
Anenih however dismissed reports that the party’s candidate labelled students of the state-owned Ambrose Alli University “armed robbers”, saying the PDP would lift the standard of the institution if voted to power.
He said, “What we have in AAU are Oshiomhole’s kinsmen. We have an institution whose entire management, including the Vice-Chancellor, Registrar, Bursar and even Student Union Government, are in acting capacity.
“The words of elders are words of wisdom. Edo cannot be left out in the South-South which is controlled by the PDP.”
Another leader of the party in the state, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, urged the people to vote “massively for the PDP on Saturday”.
Airhiavbere on his part, promised to reabsorb sacked workers of the state-owned transport company, Edo Line, within his first 24 hours of being sworn-in as governor. He also promised to domesticate Federal Government transformation agenda.