By Okon Solomon and Emmanuel Oloniruha
A female aspirant, Madam Patience Key, has joined the Edo governorship race on the platform of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP).
The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that Key, represented by Mr Jagaba Silas, purchased the party’s Nomination and Expression of Interest Forms at the National Secretariat in Abuja on Friday.
Silas told newsmen that the aspirant had all that was needed to turnaround the fortunes of Edo.
He said that Key, also the President, Nigerians in Diaspora Chamber of Commerce, who ensure that the people enjoyed dividends of democracy if given the mandate in the September poll.
“Key has the love for the people and she’s coming to create wealth for the people of Edo.
“Like she always say, Key has done her feasibility studies, home and abroad; she has come to know things that are needed to be done to create wealth for Edo people, especially in the areas of agriculture, manufacturing.
“She is coming to harness the state natural resources to revive and boost its manufacturing sector for job creation and economic development.
“Edo people will experience governance, not the day-to-day governance that they know about our politicians. They will experience what is meant to be governed and every bit under Madam Key’s governance,’’ Silas said.
The PRP National Administration Secretary, Mr Ibrahim Suleiman, who presented the nomination and expression of interest forms to Silas, expressed optimism that the party would triumph at the governorship election.
Ibrahim also said that with credible candidate, the party was not afraid of any candidate or party in the election including the ruling, Peoples Democratic Party.
“As you know, in politics there are things you do, especially when you are able to find a good candidate. Everybody knows with Madam Key, PRP will win Edo state by the grace of God. So we are not afraid.
“Forget about the incumbent governor, we had several cases where a sitting governor loss his own seat. So don’t be surprised to see Key as the next governor of Edo State. So the PRP is ready by the grace of God, we are going to make it,’’ he said.
He said that Key, also the former Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Organization Americas, U.S was the only aspirant of the party, for the election so far.(NAN)(www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Ali Baba-Inuwa