The All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in Edo State, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has affirmed that he would not scrap security vote if elected governor on September 19.
Ize-Iyamu stated this on Wednesday while speaking on a programme on Edo Election tagged The Conversion on The Morning Show on Arise News.
He further stated that he would invest in security to guarantee the safety of lives and property, and attract investment, describing the insecurity in the state as alarming.
The APC governorship candidate added that the economy of the state can not grow if there is no security, adding that he would however ensure that security funds are prudently expended.
“The statistics of our security vote is frightening. Governor that increased security votes has not been able to make any change in the security sector. What we found in this administration was a joke. Even the state police were not provided with brand new vehicles.”
“The level of insecurity is an all-time high. We are faced with the challenges of kidnapping, that’s why people are complaining. From our calculations, you can’t be collecting 600 million monthly, only spending about 20 million. So what are u doing with it?”