On September 2nd, voters in Edo State’s local government area elections will cast ballots. On Monday, Mr. Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) held a massive rally for the party in Benin City.
The local government area system is “where development is domiciled,” Obi told the crowd of party members and supporters who had gathered for the event.
“Local government is the most accessible level of government, and it is there that development for the people should begin.
Health, education, and the fight against poverty are the three most important sectors of development, and they all fall under the purview of municipal governments.
Everything having to do with a country’s growth is housed at the municipal level, hence its success depends on the municipal government.
Because of this, it is essential to our progress and survival. Legal challenges as governor kept me from holding municipal elections for nearly six years.
To that end, we’ve gathered here today to show our support for the candidates we’ve endorsed in the upcoming Edo local government election. He assured me that we would do anything we could to help them.
Obi, on the other hand, urged residents in the state to cast their ballots en masse for party candidates in the upcoming election.
Earlier, Mr. Julius Abure, National Chairman of the Labour Party, praised Gov. Godwin Obaseki for putting mechanisms in place for the conduct of the election but cautioned that the poll must be free and fair.
According to Abure, “the people of Nigeria must vote for all our candidates in the forthcoming local government election” because “we have the best candidates that can man the local government system in Nigeria.”
Edo 2024 gubernatorial candidate Mr. Olumide Akpata also spoke, urging voters to cast ballots for all LP candidates despite any apprehensions they may have.
According to NAN, ex-NBA president Akpata praised the LP candidates, saying they had “impeccable character” and could carry out the party’s policies.