Youth in Edo Central Senatorial Zone have called on the Esan people to support the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration in the drive to spread development across the state and create wealth for Edo people.
The youth made the call during the maiden Edo Central Senatorial Youths General Assembly themed: Esan Awake, which held in Igueben Local Government Area secretariat.
In a communique, the Edo Central Senatorial Zone Youth leader, Amahdin Amos Cole said, “We thank Governor Godwin Obaseki for the equitable distribution of projects across the state. We are confident that the contractors handling projects across Esanland will deliver quality projects. We are also ready to work with the Commissioner for Infrastructure to monitor and evaluate ongoing projects across Esanland.”
Amahdin said, “Come 2019, we are ready to support the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Senatorial District, for the national and state houses of Assembly seats across Esan land.
Cross-section of youth at the maiden Edo Central Senatorial Youths General Assembly held in Igueben Local Government Area secretariat, at the weekend
Explaining the rationale for the General Assembly, Amahdin said, “This gathering was solely organised to awaken us as a people to canvas, mobilise and support the APC in our units, wards and local government areas especially as elections scheduled for 2019 and 2020, draw closer.”
He said, youth from Esan West, Esan-South East, Esan Central, Esan North-East and Igueben Local Government areas, through their delegates have unanimously pledged allegiance to the ruling APC in the state and will mobile support for the party in Esan land.
The Vice Chairman of the State Chapter of the APC and Senatorial Leader, Col. David Imuse (Retd.) urged the youth to do more in drumming support for the good of their kinsmen, adding that the contributions of the Esan people to the development of Edo State and country are evident to all.
According to Imuse, “I want to call on Esan youths to emulate the life of late Pa Anthony Enahoro who at the age of 24 moved a motion in 1954 for Nigeria’s independence. We have been relevant and active until recently when we lost focus and lost our position. It is time for us to retrace our steps, support the APC in our areas to make us relevant again in Edo politics.”
Imuse said Governor Godwin Obaseki has rolled out plans to empower the youth as well as siting projects in every ward across the state in the next two months, noting, “In every local government, ward and unit, across the state, the governor will empower youth, as every ward is going to have a project. The governor is concerned about the wellbeing Esan people.”
The Chairman of Igueben Local Government Council, Mr. Ogedegbe Odia, commended youth leaders in the senatorial district for organising the event, noting that the turnout was impressive, which shows that Esan youth are now ready to ensure the victory of the APC in future elections in the area.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Legislative Matters, Hon. Frank Okiye, said that with the General Assembly recording high turnout, Esan people are ready to change the narrative and ensure that APC continues to win elections in Edo Central Senatorial District.