By Hugo Odiogor
The Asagba of Asaba, Prof. Obi Edozien, has described the aspiration of Prince Ned Nwoko, as a charge to pursue the dream of Anioma people for a state of their own if elected on April 2, 2011.
The 86years old monarch, who received in audience, Prince Nwoko and other aspirants on the platform of Democratic Peoples Party, DPP, in his palace in Asaba, said his endorsement of the aspiration of the former member of the House of Representatives was because of his commitment “to the struggle for the creation of an Anioma State.
“Sending you to the upper legislative chamber will advance the course of Anioma people to have a state of their own, which will give us the much desired political identity, address issues of under development and political misrepresentation.”
The royal father told the aspirant that his accomplishment in the House of Representatives from 1999 to 2003 was impressive as he championed the minimum wage bill, the Economic and Financial Crimes bill, and the completion of the dualisation the Benin-Asaba Express Way among others.
Nwoko in his remarks told the Asagba that he was in palace to formally present himself as a candidate of the DPP and assured the Monarch that he “will take up the mantle of the quest for the creation of Anioma State which was formerly presented to the National Assembly on June 30, 2010.”