By Gabriel Enogholase
AHEAD of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, primaries to pick its candidate for the July governorship election in Edo State, Ijaw communities in the state have endorsed the governorship aspiration of Chief Solomon Edebiri.
The Ijaw communities including, youths and members of the ex-Niger Delta freedom fighters, said that the endorsement of Edebiri was borne out of his simplicity and sincerity of purpose and interest for youth development demonstrated through his business interests within the Niger Delta region.
Led by their leader, Mr Egbema One and 53 ex-militant generals, they said that they were ready to ensure the realisation of Edebiri’s governorship aspiration.
Pledging their support at Edebiri’s campaign Secretariat on Ewa Road in Benin, they said: “We are aware that you may not have the financial muscle like many out there, but your sincerity of purpose, genuine interest in youth development and desire to bring economic growth to the state have endeared you to us.”
Responding, Edebiri thanked the youths for their support and promised an all inclusive government if he picks the party’s ticket at the primaries and wins the July governorship poll.