Peter Obi lands in Edo, to lead LP rally for LG elections

Presidential candidate of Labour Party, LP, in the February 25, poll, Mr. Mr Peter Obi, on Monday, landed in Benin City, to lead a mega rally for the party ahead of the September 2, council polls in Edo.

Addressing party members, who trooped out for the event, Obi described the local government system as “where development, particularly of the grassroots is domiciled.

He said: “Local government is the nearest to the people and it is supposed to be the root for ensuring development for the people.

Mr. Julius Abure, LP National Chairman

“The three most critical areas of development are health, education and poverty eradication and they are responsibilities of the local government.

“So, for the system to work, for a country to develop well, it is the local government as everything that has to do with development is domiciled in the local government.

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“That is why it is critical to our development and sustainability. As a governor, I was prevented by litigations from conducting local government election for over six years.

Governor Godwin Obaseki

“So, we are here today to support our candidates in the forthcoming local government election in Edo . We will support them with everything,” he said.

Obi tasked voters in the state to vote en mass for candidates of the party in the election, assuring them that in doing so, their future would be protected.

Earlier, National Chairman of LP, Mr. Julius Abure, hailed Governor Godwin Obaseki for putting modalities in place for the conduct of the election but warned him not to interfere in the polls.

He said: “We have the best candidates that can man the local government system in Nigeria, hence, the need for the people to vote for all our candidates in the coming local government election.”

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