* Ask gov. to emulate Ize-Iyamu
Professionals organizing for Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu (POI), the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked Governor Godwin Obaseki to show Edo people his governance blueprint.
The group said Obaseki and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on whose platform he is contesting the September 19 governorship poll should take up the challenge instead of criticising Ize-Iyamu on his blueprint.
Ize-Iyamu had unveiled a summary of his “lucid blueprint” according to the group “for the running of Edo State when he becomes Governor by the Grace of God”
“In unveiling the blueprint on ‘Vintage’ a WHATSSAP PLATFORM-“The Intellectual Hub’, Director of Information and Strategy of POI, Benedict Osaro Onyenike, explained what Ize-Iyamu’s SIMPLE Agenda entails.
He said: “The Ize-Iyamu Agenda is SIMPLE ‘S’ is
Security and Social Welfare; ‘I” is Infrastructure Development and Urban Renewal; ‘M” is
Manpower Development and Training; ‘P’ is
Public Private Partnership; “L” is Leadership by Example; and, ‘E’ is Employment Creation and Social Empowerment Scheme.”
He said a supporter of Obaseki on the said WHATSSAP Platform had demanded for specifics on the infrastructur development and urban renewal module of the SIMPLE Agenda.
He said that response by his group, POI, was swift.
According to him, “There shall be massive infrastructural development, with construction of Fly Overs, new Ring Roads, Modern Multi-Level Bus Terminals, Modern Mass Transit Buses, a deliberate Policy for the Development of the City Centre, a Seamless Evacuation of Refuse, using workable modules, Building of Wew Markets ,Ensuring that Local Governments Tar Truck “C” Roads ,Rejuvenation of a Rapid Response Team on Works that will Repair Pot Holes, Restructuring of the Security Architecture of the State with Intelligence Gathering and the Deployment of Technology forming the fulcrum.”
He noted that following the articulate rendition of the SIMPLE Agenda, the Obaseki apologist resorted to fallacy of red herring, by leaving the substance and asking rhetorical questions.
Onyenike said st that point, he demanded to see Obaseki’s Blueprint but the Obaseki apologist could not provide any.
He said POI was demanding Obaseki to show:
• The Blueprint he has been using to rule Edo State for the last 4 years; and
•The Blueprint for this Election.
According to him, “It does seem Edo State has been running on an auto pilot, without policy objectives.
“On the other hand, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu came prepared. An Idea driven governor to be, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has conducted himself with so much decorum, pacifism and propriety, which accord with the person and office of a Governor.”