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#NaImBiDis2019: Party Exectives in Owan West Local Government Area Reaffirms Support for Prof. Julius Ihonvbere and Hon. Mike Ohio Ezomon Aspiration West

By Bright Ekundayo

…As Prof. Julius Ihonvbere Campaign visits Ovbiokhuai, Owan

It was amidst jubilation, last Saturday, in Ovbiokhui, Owan West Local Government Area, Edo State, South-South Nigeria where the APC local government leaders, chairman and executives, the eleven ward chairmen and their respective executives as well as party faithful across the local government area unanimously threw their support for Prof. Julius Ihonvbere and Hon. Mike Ohio Ezomon to fly the party’s flag for the House of Representatives (Owan Federal Constituency) and House of Assembly (Owan West Constituency) respectively.

Present in the meeting were Rev. Peter Obadan, former deputy governor of Edo State; Hon. Luganda Alukpe, Owan West APC Chairman; Angelina Aigbokhai, former senatorial woman leader; Hon. Mike Ohio Ezomon, former House of Assembly member, Edo State and aspirant EDHA; Hon. Madonna Obasuki; Hon. Omon Ezomon, former deputy speaker, EDHA; eleven ward chairmen and their executives; APC stakeholders; Dr. Obaze from Ozalla and distinguished sons and daughters from Owan West.

The APC leader, Rev. Peter Obadan, in his opening speech, emphatically stressed the need for the party to support Prof. Julius Ihonvbere’s aspiration after giving the political situation in brevity. He further elaborated on the essence of the meeting which, according to him, was to present Professor Julius Ihonvbere and Hon. Mike Ohio Ezomon as the party choices for the House of Representative (Owan Federal Constituency) and State House of Assembly (Owan West Constituency). While assuring the people of better opportunities and provision of good democratic dividends by the aspirants, the need to restore Owan integrity and reputation for repositioning of affairs were key.

Rev. Obadan reaffirmed the confidence that Prof. Julius Ihonvbere’s acceptance to run for House of Representative had brought sanity to the political environment. Counting the numerous anticipated benefits from Ihonvbere’s representation being a man with standing personality who maintains good relationships at both national and international strata.

Hon. Ohio Ezomon, Owan West House of Assembly aspirant appreciated the level of unity the party had displayed thus far. He made known his relationship with Professor which was birthed to create enabling atmosphere that would grow the economic, political and social opportunities of Owan Federal Constituency.

Dr. Obaze, a stakeholder who hails from Ozala made it known to the party that it was out of misconception for any aspirant other than Prof. Julius Ihonvbere to aspire stating that it was not yet the turn of Ozalla following equitable distribution of positions and zoning.

Prof Julius Ihonvbere, in his response, thanked the people of Owan West and APC for the display of support for his ambition which was geared towards providing quality representation. He appreciated the leadership of the party at Owan West and the entire party executives for reaffirming support for his ambition as he promised to have continuous good working relationship with them at all levels.

He reiterated that the essence of his ambition was to bring home people-oriented development, focus on agricultural programmes, creation of jobs and other programmes for the good of the people of Owan Federal Constituency.

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