Edo gov’ship: PDP calls for level play­ing field

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Us­man A. Bello, Benin

The Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) has called on Pres­i­dent Muhammed Buhari to en­sure a level play­ing ground for all po­lit­i­cal par­ties con­test­ing the gov­er­nor­ship elec­tion in Edo State.

A for­mer min­is­ter of for­eign af­fairs and a chief­tain of the PDP, Chief Tony Ikimi, made the call, Mon­day, dur­ing cam­paign and pre­sen­ta­tion of the party’s flag to the gov­er­nor­ship can­di­date of the party, Pas­tor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, in Benin.

“Mr. Pres­i­dent, I only ask you for a level play­ing field so that the Edo peo­ple would de­ter­mine who gov­ern them and also to al­low a pop­u­lar can­di­date to emerge,” Ikimi said.

“With a level play­ing field, PDP would be vic­to­ri­ous come Septem­ber 10. Dur­ing the 2012 gov­er­nor­ship elec­tion, Pas­tor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and I took gov­er­nor Osh­iom­hole to for­mer Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan, to beg for a level play­ing field, which Jonathan agreed. Osh­iom­hole won the con­test not be­cause he was bril­liant, but be­cause he was sup­ported by Jonathan who pro­vided a level play­ing field.”

Ize-Iyamu, who un­veiled his run­ning mate, John Yakubu, said they were pas­sion­ate about de­vel­op­ment of Edo State.

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