I, the undersigned, on behalf of my family and party, the Peoples Party of Nigeria, (PPN) hereby extend my warm greetings and good wishes to the people of Edo State on this auspicious occasion of New Year.
As we mark the glorious dawn of a New Year – 2020 A.D. – which doubles as our election year, it must be borne in mind it is none other than an occassion to avail ourselves of the rare opportunity of fashioning out a society for ourselves that is dynamic, peaceful and prosperous via focused leadership.
The year 2019, you will all agree with me was a trying one that marks the end of more than a decade of development, progress and prosperity drought in our state.
We must take our tine to reflect deeply on these as we march towards the year 2020.
Need I remind you all that this is also an apt occasion to renew our commitment towards a stronger and prosperous Edo State by ensuring the bull is taken by the horns in our unbending desire and collective resolve to dislodge the tribe of dream and vision killers that have made life difficult, unbearable and miserable for our people?
Be that as it may, on behalf my great party the Peoples Party of Nigeria I would also like to take this opportunity to say “Thank You” to our teeming supporters across the state for your unflinching support throughout the outgoing year in our firm resolve to change the obviously sad situation via participatory democratic process in forthcoming gubernatorial election.
I also extend a handshake of gratitude not to naysayers out there but to those who have had to, though painful, make a lot of sacrifices to join forces with us as we go on a sortie to rescue our people from the ongoing menace of tyranny foisted on us by some unrepentant neo-Nazists in our land.
Like I have always said our people deserve much better than what they are getting now and it is, therefore, our interest and desire to work extra hard to lift our people out of poverty, God willing, when voted to power as policies geared towards creating the desired enabling environment shall be formulated and holistically implemented by the incoming PPN administration.
My special thanks also go to our great party leaders both at the national, state levels and our indefatigable trio team leaders.
Cap in hand, we appreciate from the depth of our souls the untiring efforts of our presidential candidate, Maj. Hamza Al-Mustapha’s firm resolve to fashion out a better Nigeria by identifying our party’s lofty i deals.
We look forward to your support in 2020 as we lead this salvage operations in the hope of changing lives for the better in our communities throughout the state.
May the New Year bring joy and prosperity in your lives.
Once again, we wish our supporters a very prosperous 2020 in good health and prosperity!
Iyoha John Darlington is Edo State Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN) Governorship Candidate