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Yesterday a group, under the umbrella of Concerned Citizens of Edo State, urged Edo residents to vote for candidates who will pass people-centered laws and not for those who want to make it to the house of assembly of the state with an impeachment agenda to bring down the state. government.
The concerned group, which spoke at a press briefing in Benin City, described the impeachment issue aired by some political leaders, actors and their supporters as “irresponsible” and could potentially distort the existing peace and lead to a crisis even before March. 18 elections to the House of Assembly.
Spokesperson for the group, which is made up of different civil society organizations, Solomon Idiogbe, called on the Edo people to carefully consider the candidates and vote on them based on their skills, background and ability to perform. of their legislative functions for the progress and development of the State. when elected.
According to him, “This election is and should be about the people of Edo voting for those whose agenda is to come and make development laws towards a better and prosperous Edo State.
“We condemn in all their ramifications and in the strongest possible terms, those in the train of unrest, supporters and candidates of any political party who propagate an impeachment agenda or negative plans even before the election, and thus declared them persona non grata in the state because a progressive Edo state is clear to all of us and not in crisis.
“We support the smooth transition from one government to another, that is, from the incumbent to the one who will be elected in 2024 through a democratic process. Therefore, we must support peace to avoid another lockdown of Kings Square and the House of Assembly, as we have often seen in recent times,” Idiogbe said.
He implored citizens to take a look at the governor’s policies and programs and judge him by his performance.
“There is no doubt that there are mixed feelings about the current administration of the state with respect to policies, programs and its implementation processes. Most notably the controversies surrounding the inauguration of members of the State House of Assembly, where duly elected representatives from several constituencies have not been inaugurated and so far do not represent their constituencies to carry out their constitutional duties as foreseen.
“However, the upcoming State House of Assembly elections to be held this Saturday, March 18, 2023 are a way to set the record straight and determine the peace and progress of Edo State,” a- he declared.
Idiogbe therefore called on all citizens of Edo to come out in droves to vote for their favorite candidates, regardless of their political affiliations, pointing out that a one-party legislative chamber may not enthrone the best democracy needed in a society. .
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