July 7, 2016

APC: Akoko Edo demands Dep Gov slot

APC: Akoko Edo demands Dep Gov slot

PRESIDENT BUHARI ATTENDS APC NEC MEETING. 10. L-R; President Muhammadu Buhari and National Chairman of APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, addressing the NEC members during NEC meeting at the Headquarters in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE/STATE HOUSE. MARCH 24 2016.

By Simon Ebegbulem

THE people of Akoko Edo have appealed to the leadership of the APC to cede the Deputy Governorship position to the area since the senator for the area had been taken from them to Etsako land in Edo North.

A statement signed by Ajayi Reuben, Coordinator Akoko Edo Reformers Network, read in part:

“Akoko Edo being the oldest Local Government in Nigeria had been created by Edict no 6 of Western Region 1954 has been politically crippled and left to scramble for grub except for Senate which was at the mercy and benevolence of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole but which was short-lived after the first term and taken back to Etsako.

“Most of us are aware that Comrade Oshiomhole has come a long way with Comrade Peter Akpatason, who is presently representing the good people of Akoko Edo at the  House of Representatives. It’s a statement of fact without sounding immodest that right from the days of active labour unionism, Comrade Akpatason who was then the National President, NUPENG for 8years was a loyal ally of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

“It’s based on the aforementioned, that we are making a clarion call on Edo North particularly Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and other leaders of thought from Etsako and Owan, to show understanding on the issue of Deputy Governor by conceding it to Akoko Edo LGA” it stated.