Edo 2016: Adviser Nowamagbe drags Guber Candidates to Oba’s Shrine


By; Ralph Okhiria, Benin.
Adviser Shedrack Nowamagbe, the United Progressive Party (UPP) governorship candidates for the September 10, gubernatorial election in Edo State has challenged the other 18 governorship candidates in the state to justify their readiness to fulfil their electioneering campaign promises if voted into office by going to the dreaded Oba’s shrine to seal such electioneering promises with oath.
As one of the leading governorship candidates in the state, Adviser Nowamagbe, popularly referred to as the “masses chairman”, for his advocacy for the liberation of the down trodden people in the state, expressed disgust over what he described as bogus promises by most of the governorship candidates to deceive the people to vote for them.
In a chat with newsmen in Benin City, the UPP governorship candidate stated that his opponents had embarked on a journey to deceive the people by making fantastic promises they fully knew were impossible to execute.
“These candidates out of desperation to win the governorship election in the state have been making unimaginable promises just to deceive the people into voting for them.
“How can somebody promise to create 200,000 jobs in four years when there is no single functioning industry in the state and the person making such promise is occupying strategic position in the out-going government without creating any job.
“Another one is saying that if voted into power, he will remove all the youths in the state from the streets, engage them and empower all the women in the state.
“These are all tissues of lies to deceive the people who they have oppressed for a very long time. They want to confuse the people with sweet words so as to get their votes.
“This is the reason, I am calling on them to go to the Oba’s shrine to swear that they are sincere with the promises they are dishing out to the people.
“Until they do that, the People should not believe what they are promising them because unlike me, the politicians do not have the people’s interest at heart but I have their interest at heart.
“This is the reason I have vehemently refused to be with such candidates in any debate of any sort because I do not want to be associated with people who are deceiving the down trodden masses. I am trying to alleviate their suffering”, Adviser Nowamagbe added.


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