Nigeria’s ruling party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo has assured students in the state of access to scholarship and bursary if the party’s candidates win the State House of Assembly election.
Chief Dan Orbih, state chairman of the party disclosed this on Tuesday in Agenebode, Etsako East Local Government Area at a campaign rally.
Orbih said that the party would initiate legislation that would ensure access to scholarship and bursary by students of the state origin.
He said that unlike other neighbouring states like Delta state, the present Edo state administration had never awarded scholarship or bursary to students of the state origin in institutions of higher learning.
He went further to say that election of PDP candidates into the House of Assembly would ensure a vibrant legislative house that would effectively check the executive.
Orbih said the house would also ensure promulgation of laws that would ensure judicious use of the state’s resources.
The chairman called for support from the people of the area for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan in the Feb. 14 presidential election.
Earlier, Chief Mike Oghiadomhe, former Chief of Staff to President Jonathan, said that it was time for the party to reclaim power in the state.
He said that there were complaints from the citizens on the neglect and insensitivity of the present administration in the state to the welfare of the people.
Oghiadomhe told supporters at the rally that a PDP government in the state in 2015 and 2016 would tackle and address the problems.
He, therefore, urged the people to team up in unity and vigorously pursue victory for the PDP, while urging the youths to take their destiny in their hands.
The campaign team also visited Fugar, headquarters of Etsako Central Local Government.