The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo says its candidate for the September 19 governorship election in the state, Gov. Godwin Obaseki is taking after the late Prof Ambrose Alli in the developmental style in the state, especially in the education sector.
The Chairman of the PDP Edo governorship campaign council Chief Dan Orbih, said this during the campaign council campaign tour to ward 4 and Ward 10 in Ekpoma on Friday.
Chief Orbih said that there was need all sons and daughters of Edo origin to remember the role of the late Alli in the development of the state, observing that people had decided to support the governor because of that.
He disclosed that it was on notable public records that the Obaseki-led administration had trained more than 11, 000 teachers in the state to improve on the quality of education.
“Only Alli did a similar thing, by embarking on projects across the then Bendel State and the establishment of the state own university, now Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma.
“That is why we will be inaugurating projects in the Ambrose Alli University, which Oshiomhole neglected in his 8yrs as governor.
“Our candidate is committed to the drive to improve education in the state.
“The governor is ready to reset and move Edo forward,” he said.
He noted that the campaign had visited more than 100 wards since the commencement of its ward to ward campaign in the Edo North and Central Senatorial District.
Obaseki assured the people that the labour of their son would not be in vain.
“Alli changed the picture of the then Bendel, now Edo and Delta.
“Alli is the example I follow. For us Ekpoma is very important.
“It is a university town and cannot be like a village.
“We will continue to build infrastructure here. By the Grace of God, we want to be known as a government of light.
“That is why on September 19, all of you come out and vote for the PDP”, Obaseki said.