- A massive number of Okada residents and indigenes in Edo have pledged their support for the APC in the forthcoming 2019 polls
- This came after elders of the community in the Ovia northeast local government area of the state endorsed a National Assembly candidate, Dennis Idahosa
- The elders revealed that they chose to support Idahosa because they need a reliable representative at the National Assembly
Elders of Okada community, headquarters of Ovia northeast local government area of Edo, have urged people to vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 general elections.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the call followed the resolution reached at a town hall meeting held in Okada, near Benin on Wednesday, December 26.
Speaking on the occasion, the village head of Okada, Napoleon Imude, pointed out that they have resolved to endorse the APC candidate for the Ovia federal constituency, Dennis Idahosa.
According to him, the endorsement of Idahosa’s candidacy was because they needed a “strong voice” in the National Assembly.
Imude prayed for Idahosa to succeed at the polls, while warning the people against any act of betrayal in their resolve to support the APC.
According to him, “we have heard about you, Idahosa, for a long time. You are bringing something good. All Okada men and women should hear and we pray God will make you to win.”
Responding, Idahosa assured the Okada elders that the community would be developed if the APC emerged victorious at the polls.
NAN reports that Omosede Igbinedion, who is the serving lawmaker representing Ovia in the National Assembly, is an indigene of Okada.
Meanwhile, the APC candidate has told newsmen that the reasons for his endorsement were obviously for him to fulfill three things.
Idahosa said: “One of them is for me to be active in the House to be able to attract a lot of development to the Constituency. The second is to concentrate on human capital development and to be accessible to the electorate.
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“My opponents failed woefully in all these issues. She is not accessible. She is not around when important issues are being discussed during plenary. I could sense that Okada people are fed up and made up their mind to vote her out of office. They found the messiah they needed in me.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the PDP in Edo on Monday, December 3, received defectors from other political parties at the flag-off of its political campaigns for 2019 general elections.
Over 2,000 members of the APC and other political parties joined the PDP in Edo north senatorial district
The defectors were received by Chief Dan Orbih, the state chairman of the party. Orbih revealed that the campaign flag off was meant to be an avenue to ask for God’s guidance and mercy for the forthcoming polls.
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