Former Deputy Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Mr. Levis Aigbogun yesterday asked voters in the state to use their PVCs to reject the APC a party he said symbolises poverty, hardship and declined economic standard.
He spoke at a PDP governorship rally at Uhen in Ovia Northeast local government area that was also used to appreciate the 13 youths from Egbeta community now referred to as OVIA 13, who were recently detained on assorted charges by the state government.
“APC in Nigeria now symbolises hunger, sickness, poverty, and high cost of prices for all food items like rice and garri and necessities like petrol, kerosene, and electricity. The party has so far only succeeded in bringing about negative change to Nigeria”.
“If a government wins an election, it has a duty to bring about positive changes in the standard of living of the people but in the last one year of the APC government in Nigeria, Nigerians suffered untold hardships like never before,” he said.
Ize-Iyamu who also spoke at the occasion, commiserated with the OVIA 13 over their fate saying that they were picked out for fighting for justice.
“These youths were sent to jail not because they stole or committed any crimes. They were sent to jail because they were fighting for justice, truth and development of their communities but were charged by the APC government unduly”.
Responding to the plea of the sawmillers in the adjourning communities that they were not breaking even because of the multiple taxes being demanded of them by the state government, the PDP governorship candidate assured them of a review of the tax regime if voted into power.