…Berates Osagie Ize-Iyamu For Applauding Buhari Over Hike In The Price of Petrol.
Eligible voters in Edo State have been told to completely reject the All Progressives Congress, APC, and her governorship candidate in the September 19 election, Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu, for being insensitive to the plight of Nigerians.
The call was made by the Coalition of Intelligentsia for Rule of Law and Justice, CIRLJ, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in a statement on Monday by the Chief Scribe, Dr (Barrister) Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe, saying that the arbitrarily increase in electricity tariff from N22 to N67, and pump price of petrol from N145 to N161 per litre has further escalated inflation rate in the country, and in the same token brought untold hardship on Nigerians and Edo people.
According to the group, Edo people cannot knowingly patronise the APC over the terrible hardship and pains inflicted on the people, a party that have no regard for the survival and wellbeing of Nigerians, as can be seen from the jumbo hike in electricity tariff and pump price of petrol.
The coalition pointed out that the common man can no longer afford electricity and petrol needful to survive under a mismanaged national economy with direct negative effects on the living condition of Nigerians and Edo people.
The PDP group berated the APC governorship candidate in Edo State, Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu for commending and taking sides with President Muhammadu Buhari over the painful and unfortunate hike in electricity tariff and pump price of petrol per litre from N145 to N161, noting that eligible voters must of a necessity express their bitterness and disapproval occasioned by bad governance forced down the throat of Nigerians and indeed Edo people by voting for Governor Godwin Obaseki and PDP on September 19, 2020.
“We are confident that eligible voters in Edo State will NEVER vote for further increase in electricity tariff and pump price of petrol in Nigeria. High rate inflation and acute poverty under APC national government is killing Nigerians in their thousands everyday across the country. APC has failed Nigerians and Edo people woefully. It is painful indeed.
“The yoke of socioeconomic hardship is too heavy on us as a people and Edo people must express their anger and rejection of acute hardship being experienced under APC government in Nigeria, by voting massively for Governor Godwin Obaseki.
“We are pretty sure that eligible voters in Nigeria, will subsequently vote out APC from Aso Rock in 2023, so as to rescue this nation from the evil grip of bad governance, poverty and hardship forced on Nigerians by a group of hardened leaders at the centre.
“Osagie Ize-Iyamu supported the increase in electricity tariff and pump price of petrol per litre hence his campaign organisation could not issue a mere statement to reject the price increase.
“Ize-Iyamu and APC have become laughing stock in Edo state and across the country, as Nigerians are yet to come to terms with the electioneering implications of a RATIFIED governorship candidate, occasioned by politics of godfatherism and deliberate disobedience to judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction by APC ruling cabal.
“It is crystal clear that Ize-Iyamu is on the side of those who made life unbearable for Nigerians and Edo people. His simple agenda is to simply support the hardened leaders of APC to promote high inflation rate, increase prices of foodstuff and transportation as a result of petrol pump price hike from N145 to N161 and electricity tariff from N22 to N67.
“The time to reject APC and Ize-Iyamu is now and September 19 is the D-day to completely and openly tell Buhari and his moribund party that enough is enough, by voting massively for Governor Godwin Obaseki, so as to Make Edo Great Again.
“A Simple agenda is a mockery on the people of Edo State by Osagie Ize-Iyamu. Through Obaseki’s MEGA initiatives, Edo greatness is guaranteed based on 4+4 mandate for a sustained accelerated socioeconomic and infrastructure development of the state” the statement added.