The group, recognized as Northern professionals platform in Edo state has on Tuesday made a campaign rally for the All progressive Congress (APC) candidate in Edo state gubernatorial race, postor Osagie Ize-Iyamu for the forthcoming election slated to hold September, 19th in the state.
This was coming from the chairman of the group, Abdullahi Tureta, in a press briefing issued in Benin the Edo state capital.
Tureta said ” we Northern professional residents in Edo state have resolved to throw our weight behind the gubernatorial candidate of APC, Postor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
“We are assuring him of our collective support to ensure his victory at the polls in September 19” he said.
He further disclosed that, ” our resolve to back the APC candidate is in solidarity with governor Ganduje being appointed as the chairman of the campaign council.
“We came to understand the wisdom behind Ganduje’s appointment as the chairman of the campaign council, is to make sure that, no opportunity is left to win the election.
“His sophistication and skills in politics are acknowledged across board”
“We resolve to do this after our conviction that his leadership as the campaign chairman is an indication that APC is willing and ready to win the election.
“As somebody who has developed his state both in human and infrastructure, Ganduje could also be a pillar in influencing the blueprint of how to move Edo state forward when our candidate wins.
Which we are very hopeful that he would deliver. It is still afresh in our memories how president Muhammad Buhari sometimes last year, commended the governor Ganduje after becoming the best performing governor for three consecutive months, as then rated by the governors’ forum.
This among other things that informed decision of APC to appoint Ganduje to chair this campaign council for Edo gubernatorial election.
“And we are sure with our support and that of the large chunk population of Edo state Ganduje is shouldering a sellable gubernatorial material
“We challenged the people’s democratic party (PDP) to come and showcase what they achieved under their candidate.
“We understand that, it is because they don’t have anything to show, that is why, they resolve to be attacking the personalities wrongly.
What we need is, what do you have to show to the world, that these are your achievements?”,
Concluding that, it is extremely important to say that our support for Ize-Iyamu is largely for the chairmanship of our performing governor from the North, in person of Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
By Muhammad T. Ibrahim.