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Any Attempt to Impeach Buhari Will be Resisted like in Turkey – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday at the flagging off of the governorship campaign of the candidate of the party in the September 10 governorship election in Edo state, Mr Godwin Obaseki, declared that the peoples power are behind President Muhammadu Buhari, saying that Nigerians would resist any attempt to impeach the President.

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Con­gress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and 21 state governors have endorsed the Edo governorship candidate of the party, Mr Godwin Obaseki and his running mate, Hon Philip Shuaibu, for the Septem­ber 10 poll charging the people to vote for the continuity of the developmental strides of the out-going government of Com­rade Adams Oshiomhole.

The campaign flag-off which was led by the National Chair­man of the APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the Deputy National Chairman of the party, Segun Oni, and other leaders of the party at the state and national levels had in at­tendance the Imo State Gover­nor and Chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum, Rochas Okorocha; Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, Minister of State for Health, Osagie Ehanire serving and past lawmakers from the state and thousands of other party supporters, Adams Oshiomhole (Edo), Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Simon Lalung (Plateau), Mallam Nasir el-Ru­fai (Kaduna) and Mohammed Abubakar (Bauchi), governors of Niger, Nasarawa, Jigawa, Bornu, Kwara, Oyo and Kogi were represented by their re­spective deputy governors.
Speaking at the Samuel Og­bemudia Stadium venue of the official campaign flag-off of Mr Obaseki, Oyegun eulogized Edo as one of many states in the country able to pay workers salaries noting that the Chair­man of the state’s Economic and Strategy Team has been a software to the government of Oshiomhole.
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State who spoke on be­half of the APC governors con­gratulated Obaseki as the next governor of the state and noted that his successes are what have distinguished the state among many states.
He said, “We are here to fully endorse Godwin Obaseki as our candidate. Let me say to you that come September, we are going to win this election”.
Obaseki, in his acceptance speech, said his administration would focus on employment which would create 200,000 jobs through private sector in­vestments in the state, expand the infrastructural develop­ment from where Oshiomhole would stop woman empower­ment and others.
He added that his govern­ment will be one that is coura­geous and determined to build on and extend the successes of the current administration to achieve the aspirations of Edo people. He said he would see to the completion of power gener­ation projects in the state which after conclusion would generate not less than 20 percent to the power needs of the state.
Obaseki stressed that the leadership that the people of Edo State needs is one that has the political sagacity, the mana­gerial and intellectual experi­ence to manage the state of af­fairs in difficult and precarious situations.
Obaseki who described his running mate, Hon Philip Sh­uaibu as a youthful, dedicated and a team player whose en­thusiasm and energy will bring value to governance in the state, pledged that, “there is a lot more that still has to be done – we still have to construct thou­sands of kilometres of road in rural communities and farms; scores of schools still need to be renovated; we need to further strengthen our service delivery to our people by training and equipping our civil service; we need to address the issue of massive unemployment espe­cially amongst our youths by providing sustainable jobs; we need to give our people more and better access to healthcare if fact there is still so much more to be done.”
According to him, “My sole motivation is to give back to my home state hav­ing benefited immensely from the best of education, training and discipline that my state can offer. I have trained and worked in other parts of Nigeria and abroad. I have also helped state gov­ernments grow their econo­mies and provided strategic services for corporate bod­ies to grow their businesses while creating opportunities for employment and man­power development. I have no doubt that the experi­ences garnered in the private and public sector will help me successfully navigate the state through the current economic challenges.
“Having worked closely with the Comrade Gov­ernor, developing plans, formulating policies and programmes, and imple­menting same, I am deeply familiar with what has been accomplished and what has been left undone. I am fa­miliar with successes, pros­pects and challenges”
Earlier, Oshiomhole chal­lenged the candidate of the Ahmed Makarfi-led oppo­sition PDP, Pastor Osagie Ize-iyamu and a former gov­ernor of the state, Lucky Ig­binedion, to test their popu­larity in a road walk.
He asked Ize-Iyamu to ac­count for the sum of N1.7 billion tax-payers’ money for erosion control at Teach­ers House and the dredging of Ikpoba River in Ikpoba Okha LGA of the state dur­ing the Lucky Igbinedion-led administration.
He alleged that an addi­tional N1.9 billion was appro­priated by Ize-Iyamu to dual­ize Okada Township Road in Ovia North East LGA which he said was completed on pa­pers, but abandoned by the previous government.
He also challenged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to fasten their investiga­tion in prosecuting actors involved in the Dansukigate scandal, including Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, with a view to bringing the alleged culprits to book.
Also present was the state deputy governor, Pius Odubu, and other aspirants who took part in the June 18 primary election and other members of the state execu­tive council.

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