The Edo State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, Chief Dan Orbih has challenged the governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki and the ruling party to make a bold statement on cattle colonies proposed by the Federal Government across the states.
Chief orbih, gave the charge in Igarra, the administrative headquarters of Akoko Edo Local Government Area, to commence its 7-day PDP Meet The People Tour 2018.
Chief Dan Osi Orbih also harped on the need for its members to register and encourage their children, friends and relatives who are of age to come out and register to vote. He told them to take advantage of have the ongoing continuous voter registration process ahead of the general election.
Orbih who in his call, sympathised with the people over the incessant attacks by the Fulani herdsmen, described governor Obaseki as the “Exponent of cattle colony”.
“Obaseki is the brain behind cattle colony’, He accused Obaseki of trying to pass a grazing land law in Edo State but was stopped after the proposal received a very bad public angst and outcry.
He demanded to known what Obasekis position is today on cattle colony and herdsmen!
He added, “If it’s not Lampese, it’s Ojiramin. Our women are raped and maimed by the cattle ravagers in our farms yet the governor collects between four hundred to five hundred million as monthly security votes yet the state is unsecured. Our women can no longer go to their farms”.
The PDP Chief, however, commended the dexterity exhibited by the youths as they turned out enmasse in the apprehension of some fleeing armed herdsmen on a few days ago.
He appealed for patience and urged the people to continue to believe in the party as the party prepare to oust the ruling party.
Similarly, the Party’s Governorship Candidate in the last election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu thanked the people for massively turning out to receive the party leaders.
He, however, appealed to all to eschew hate and sue for reconciliation, reorganization and rededication amongst members to achieve its objectives.