Eghosa Asemota Agbonifo speak on what inspired him to join Edo State politics, as campaign kicks off
Edo State House Of Assembly Candidate under the umbrella of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Eghosa Asemota Agbonifo AKA Etek Notions, today joined his party members to kick off campaign in Oredo ahead of the forthcoming general elections.
Etek Notions who is also highly regarded due to his philanthropic heart amidst cheers from his supporters, charged the youths to take their destinies in their hands while revealing what inspired him to join Edo State politics.
“I threw my hat in the ring not because I was jobless, or wanted to test the waters, but I don’t want to keep telling my children that they are the leaders of tomorrow when I have not been able to lead in my own time”, he said.
He went further to say; “we cannot continue to sit on the fence and watch our future taken away from us. The youths make up over 60% of our entire population, and can comfortably dare the older generation and win elections if only we stand together on a common front”.
Eghosa Asemota Agbonifo who is the founder of Michael Agbonifo Shoe A Child Foundation also talked about the challenge of leadership in the country, making emphasis on the need to have a new yardstick in measuring good governance. He told the audience that his core concern is to change the narrative and the yardstick in rating legislators achievements in the state.
He called on all well-meaning Nigerians and voters, (especially those in Oredo west), to go get their PVCs, and also to stand up and vote for credible candidates in the forthcoming general elections. He warned that they should not be bothered by the threats that the votes won’t count.
He concluded by telling them to play their part by coming out to vote.
The grand event boasted of PDP’s top men as the Presidential candidate, Alh. Atiku Abubakar, the Waziri of Adamawa, was ably represented by his wife, Mrs Jennifer Atiku.
In addition, the Senatorial candidate for Edo South senatorial district, Sen Matthew Urhoghide was also spotted.
Others include, Hon. Ogbeide Ihama, the Federal Representative candidate for Oredo, Hon Omosede Igbinedion, and the two House of Assembly candidates for Oredo East and West, Hon. (Lion) Okoro and Hon. Eghosa Asemota Agbonifo .
The state chairman of the party, Chief Dan Orbih, State DG for presidential election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, and other prominent party leaders were also all in attendance.