Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu revealed it during his ward-to-ward campaign on Tuesday at Arokho, Otuo, and Uahumi communities in Owan East Local Government Area of Edo.
According to him, several schools in the state, especially those in rural areas, do not have core subject teachers and they also lack basic learning facilities.
He added that he simply wants to make life better for all Edo people through manpower development, job creation, and leadership by example.
His words, “We have schools but no teachers to teach our students; teachers retire on a daily basis but the present state government has refused to employ more teachers.
“I promise to prioritise the employment of teachers in our schools to ensure our students get the right knowledge to become future leaders,”
“My SIMPLE agenda is to make life better for all Edo people through manpower development, job creation, leadership by example and infrastructural development, among others.
“This council is known for farming. I promise to assist farmers with loans and farm inputs if elected Edo Governor.”
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The All Progressives Congress (APC) is a political party in Nigeria, formed on 6 February 2013 in anticipation of the 2015 elections. APC candidate Muhammadu Buhari won the presidential election by almost 2.6 million votes. Incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan conceded defeat on 31 March. This was the first time in Nigeria’s political history that an opposition political party unseated a governing party in a general election and one in which power transferred peacefully from one political party to another. In addition, the APC won the majority of seats in the Senate and the House of Representatives in the 2015 elections, though it fell shy of winning a super-majority to override the ability of the opposition People’s Democratic Party to block legislation.
Formed in February 2013, the party is the result of a merger of Nigeria’s three biggest opposition parties – the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), a faction of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the new PDP – a faction of then ruling People’s Democratic Party. The resolution was signed by Tom Ikimi, who represented the ACN; Senator Annie Okonkwo on behalf of the APGA; Ibrahim Shekarau, the Chairman of ANPP’s Merger Committee; and Garba Shehu, the Chairman of CPC’s Merger Committee. Ironically, less than 2 years before the party’s historic victory in the 2015 elections, Messrs. Annie Okonkwo, Tom Ikimi and Ibrahim Shekarau resigned from the party and joined the PDP.
Prior to the formation of the APC and its victory in the 2015 elections, Muhammadu Buhari had previously contested (and subsequently lost) the Nigerian presidential elections of 2003 and 2007 as the presidential nominee of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and the 2011 Nigerian presidential election as the presidential nominee of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC).
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