Edo 2016: Labour Party launches governorship campaign in Benin

The Labour Party on Sunday in Benin launched its campaign for the Edo Sept. 10 governorship election.

Pastor Amos Areloegbe, the governorship candidate, who addressed supporters at Agbado Primary School, said the party would cater for the elderly.

According to him, “we will build homes to accommodate them as it is done in other clime of the world.

‘’This gesture will make life comfortable for them, rather than leaving them to their fate in their old age,’’ he promised.

Areloegbe also promised economic growth, youth empowerment and agricultural development, which he said would be achieved within a space of two years.

“If I cannot deliver on my promises to make life meaningful for the people of the state after two years as the governor of the state, you people have the power to vote me out,” he said.

His running mate, Mrs Jane Osagie, who also spoke, promised soft loans to women to enable them set up businesses of their choice if her party wins the governorship election.

Osagie said that attention would be given to ensuring the safety and sustainability of the environment.

Mr Kelly Ogbaluo, the state party chairman, said the party would guarantee economic growth if voted into power.
Ogbaluo also debunked the rumour that the party had collapsed its structure for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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