Benin____ The Egbema youth leader Comrade Mingo F. Saya has said that Edo 2020 governorship election in Edo State any party that gives his governorship ticket to ljaw man that’s the only party ljaw Nation will support noting that ljaw deserves the governorship position of Edo state in 2020.
According to Comrade Mingo , we the ljaws in Edo state are the deciding factor in any governorship election in the state from 1999 till date, so by extension we the ljaws are the Kingmakers in the politics of Edo state. We have being supporting other ethnic Nationalists in the state to become governor of our dear state from 1999 till date, so we are appealing to our brothers and sisters of other ethnic Nationalist’s in the state to support an ljaw man to become the governor of our dear state in this forthcoming 2020 governorship election for the sake of equity and justice. (One Edo)
“The Youth boss urged those Ijaw politicians that interested for the governor position in this forthcoming 2020 to indicate interest now and warm up, ,warning that time is not waiting for anybody, stressing that the earlier the better. And I believe that any serious party that wants to win the governorship election in Edo state for this 2020 election will give his governorship ticket to an ljaw man, most especially the ruling party in the state. This is because we the ljaws have always support and voted for the parties in all the elections from 1999 till date unlike others. We (ljaws) have always stands and vote for the parties that rules Edo state for all the elections, so we expect the party to reciprocate it by giving their party governorship ticket to an ljaw man in these 2020 governorship election,
Edo state Ijaws have been sidelined in Edo state political races for decades, Ijaw man never be a Governor, Deputy Governor, SSG, Local Government Area council chairman and commissioner of Edo state, because of sentiment and bias leadership in our dear state, Edo state five Ijaw kingdom’s Egbema, olodiama, Okomu, Gbarun and furupia kingdom, occupied three Local Government areas headed by our sister tribes, instead of Ijaws, we feel that there is no sincerity and tribal sentiment displayed by our Niger Delta sister tribes, Edo state Ijaw communities suffering like third class citizens, because the Ijaws didn’t have representative in the Local Government, state and federal level, none of Ijaw communities that have electricity, hospital, no accessible roads, no schools, no higher institutions, no youth acquisition center, many approved projects from NDDC , SPDC, NPDC, and other agency were abandoned,
The youth leader who chat with Egbemavoice News during receiving good wishes from the news outfits, An the reporter When asked if the ruling party in the state fails to give his governorship ticket to an ljaw man in 2020 governorship election, the youth boss said, well if the ruling party in the state denied us (ljaw) their governorship ticket then we know the party is not serious in winning the governorship election and other elections in the ljaw areas, so when we get to that bridge by God grace just few months to go, we will cross it because the 2020 ljaw governorship project is not non-negotiable, “he noted,
Speaking further, the Comrade Mingo said no political party will sail through in this 2020 governorship election if it fails to produce its governorship candidate from the Ijaw ethnic Nationality in the oil rich Edo state Ijaws, Ijaw feed the Edo state economics , we host most the companies, while must they deny Ijaw Governor tickets
He listed the past Governors since 1999 till dates, that had ruled the state, which Ijaws have voted as Governor’s, they are includes, chief Lucky N. Igbinedion, 29th may 1999- 29th may 2007, Bini Edo south senatorial district , Prof. Oserheimen Osunbor (29th may 2007- 11th November 2008), Bini Edo south senatorial, Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole (12th November 2008- 11th November 2016, Edo North , and Hon. Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki 12th November 2016 to 2020, he have rules four years, and warming up for second tenure,
According to the youth leader this 2020 ljaw Governorship Project is for equity and justice and for the spirit of One Edoism as one Niger Deltans, so am appealing to our brothers and sisters of other ethnic Nationalist to support an ljaw man to become the next Governor of our dear state in 2020 governorship election for the sake of equity and justice, he stated,