A political pressure group from Edo South , Edo Concerned Youth for Good Governance (ECYGG) has slammed the APC Oredo house of representative candidate and its campaign organisation for smear attacks against the PDP candidate,Hon Omoregie Ogbeide- Ihama.
A statement issued in Benin City on Saturday and signed by Comrade Wilson Okunduwa , national coordinator and leader of the group , it says it would no longer remain silent and even remotely complicit in the disastrous hate campaign been orchestrated by the APC candidate and its media team.
Part of the statement reads: “It is quite shameful that Osaigbovo Iyoha who himself is representing Oredo East constituency in the EDHA can not show his record of performance to his constituents.
As a chief Whip in the House of Assembly controlled by the ruling APC what projects has he initiated to the constituents of Oredo East ? It bleeds our heart when we see reports of smear attacks on Ogbeide-Ihama sponsored by APC and its social media agents trying to portray the peoples representative in distasteful appearance.
We are not here to launder the image of Ogbeide-Ihama or sing his praises what we expect at this time of our transition is for Edo State politicians to play politics with decorum and high level diplomacy,it is on record that both candidates are current legislators representing their various constituents ,campaigns should be issued based and not malicious and unfounded attacks on any individual.
Ogbeide Ihama is our son as well as Osaigbovo Iyoha any attempt to fan the embers of disunity would be strongly rejected by us,Oredo will remain even after the elections “
The statement concluded by saying that Oredo electorates expect to hear what the candidates plans are for education, employment generation, industrialization , agriculture ,social welfare etc for Oredo constituents and not mundane issues.