By Tony Ehighiale, Benin City
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state, Princess Nomwegho Uhumwangho, has urged women in the state not to allow the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to deceive them.
Rather, Uhumwagho called on the women to be courageous and be bold enough to vote for Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the PDP as the next governor of the state.
According to her, Ize-Iyamu has the magic wand to take “Edo out of the present sorry state of 8 (Eight) years of unfulfilled promises and anti-people policies of a government that was never accountable to our people”.
In a chat with newsmen in Benin City on Tuesday, she said, “Since your vote remains your power, it must be used to correct the abnormalities of the past 8 (Eight) years if Edo women wants to live prosperous again as exemplified by the PDP government in the past years.
“Evidence abound that in the past eight years of Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomole’s administration, the women folks have not only been relegated to the back seat, but have been made to suffer untold hardship either because they do not belong to the APC party or because they are ideologically different in their views.
“As a woman leader in Edo State, I am well aware that it is only the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government in Edo State that will run an inclusive government and give women a befitting position knowing full well that the APC only sought the vote of women during campaigns and elections without never considering them in appointive time.
“It is indeed instructive to note that the outgoing APC government in Edo State as represented by Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomole is not only anti-women but has done everything within its powers to impoverish women.
“If you take a good look at the levies being paid by market women in the several markets in Edo State and the non-proper representation of women in appointive position, you will definitely agree with me that our women have not only been victims of a dictatorial government but have also suffered untold hardship in the
APC led government of Edo State.
“Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyemu will change this anti-people trend where women whom have laboured so hard to install the outgoing government turned out to be victimized; especially those with people=oriented policies that do not favour the dictates and controls of the draconian government of Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomole”.