Edo gov’ship: PDP calls for level playing field
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.