BY SIMON EBEGBULEM
BENIN— Leaders of the Peoples Demonstrate Party, PDP, in Edo State, Wednesday, protested the nomination of Mr. Mike Onolemenmen as the Minister representing the state and Sarah Adetugbogbou as Ambassador-designate from the state.
At press time, the leaders of the party in Edo South were meeting at the home of the Edo South leader of the party, Owere-Dickson Imasogie. Other notable leaders at the meeting include the former Minister of Defence, Gen. Godwin Abbe, Captain Mike Okhomina, Dr Oni Edigin, all chairmen of the party in the seven local government areas in the South and others.
Their grouse is that they were not consulted before the name of Sarah Adetugbogbour was submitted to the Presidency consequent upon which they decided at the meeting to boycott the meeting called by Chief Tony Anenih to resolve the matter.
The leaders at the meeting argued that they had more qualified persons from Edo South to be made ministers or ambassadors and that sending the name of Adetugbobou, who was former Commissioner for Environment under Governor Adams Oshiomhole, was unacceptable to them.
In a similar protest in Edo Central, where Chief Anenih and Onolemenmen hail from, the leaders who spoke to Vanguard, after their protest, said they were aggrieved because they were not consulted before Chief Anenih endorsed Onolemenmen, for the ministerial position.