Edo 2024: It cost me money to address LP supporters — aspirant

Labour Party aspirant for September 21, 2024 Edo State governorship election, Dr Angela Aburime-Asom, says the pervasive multi-dimensional poverty in Nigeria made her pay the cost of logics for Labour party supporters to a rally during her tour of 18 Local government Areas of the State.

Speaking on Channels Television Sunrise Daily interview, Dr Aburime-Asom, said she made the move to demonstrate her willpower to secure LP nomination in the forthcoming poll.

She vowed to erase factors that are responsible for extreme poverty through good governance if she’s trusted with the leadership mantle.

The governorship aspirant said: “I have obviously been on ground talking to the people. What I have seen is that money is an issue, but it’s not going to be the only issue.

“The good news is that the people of Edo State are intelligent and discerning. So, I see a situation for lack of a better word, ‘money bags’ are trying to throw money around.
“What I have also heard is that they (eligible voters) will vote for whoever they feel can deliver”, she said.

The US-based medical Doctor turn politician said, “We are here to convince the people that together, we can erase the multi-dimensional poverty that we have been thrown into. Money will play a role. Money is very important in politics all over the world”.

The aspirant who hails from Edo Central Senatorial District with unrelenting ambition, said, “I have traversed the 18 Local government Areas of Edo State. That takes money. Getting our people sometimes to come and listen to you, it takes money”.

Recalling her recent encounter with supporters of Labour party, Dr Aburime-Asom said, “I was in Etsako Local government Area where folks had to come across a River listen to me speak. Each one of those people had to pay at least N7,000 (Seven Thousand Naira) just to get to the point where we could all talk and fellowship, yet people did it”.

Reacting to the crisis in Edo State Chapter of LP, Angela Aburime-Asom also dismissed the claims, noting that “perception of crisis and disunity in LP is being amplified for political gains by some political parties” as a strategy to enhance their capacities.

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