Wike pledges fair conduct amongst candidates ahead of Edo elections

Wike pledges fair conduct amongst candidates ahead of Edo elections

The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Campaign Council on Edo governorship election, Nyesom Wike, has said that the upcoming election in the state will be decided by the integrity, reliability, and truthfulness of the contestants.

Wike had stated that Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo epitomised such virtues.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, August 5, by Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP National Publicity Secretary and Secretary, Publicity Sub-Committee of the council, Wike expressed optimism that Obaseki would be re-elected.

Wike stated that the Edo electorate could not be swayed to the contrary by deceptions, lies, and antics; adding that the people of the state were with Obaseki.

He attributed Obaseki’s large following to his proven integrity and performance in office.

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Wike opined that the people would use the election to tell selfish politicians in Edo that “they know what is best for their state.”

He recalled how the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, stated that Obaseki was the brain behind his achievements when he was governor.

“Funny enough, former National Chairman of the APC confessed that this is one man who used his contact; connections; and brain to make sure that he achieved what he achieved as governor of Edo.

“He even went further to say that he would prefer that they named the Edo State Government House as Godwin Obaseki’s House. He said so.

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He wondered how Oshiomhole would market the APC candidate, Ize Iyamu, whom he had earlier despised; pointing out that Edo people could not be fooled.

Wike posited that time had come to end politics of lies; false claims; and propaganda to deceive the electorate.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Government on Wednesday, August 5, announced the reduction of the Land Use Charge (LUC) to the pre-2018 charges; hence, indicating a reduction of 48 per cent.

The Lagos Commissioner for Finance, Dr Rabiu Olowo, made this known; at a news briefing on the 2020 New Land Use Charge Law in Alausa, Ikeja.

Olowo also announced that the waiver of penalties for LUC for Year 2017, 2018 and 2019; which translated to N5.8 billion potential revenue for the state.

He said that the Owner-Occupied Residential Property charged at 0.076 per cent, was now 0.0394 per cent; while Industrial Premises of Manufacturing Concerns, which was 0.256per cent; would now be charged at 0.132 per cent.

The commissioner said that Residential Property/Private School (Owner & 3rd Party) charged at 0.256 per cent had been reduced to 0.132 per cent.

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