Edo guber: rescue yourselves from ‘unscrupulous Politicians’, Group tells electorates

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By Eunice Odigie, Benin City

Group known as Edo State Focus Group (ESFG) has called on people of the state both at home and abroad to unite and rescue the state from some persons it regarded as “disgruntled and unscrupulous politicians ravaging destiny of the state,” particularly as it concerns the forthcoming governorship election.

Hope Hoppy Ebbih, National Co-ordinator of the group in a speech delivered over the weekend in Benin noted that from 1999 when democracy started, and from PDP to APC, all those who ruled the state did that for their selfish interest and not interest of the electorates.

“ Since the enthronement of democratic rule 1999, the likes of Mr. Luck Igbinedion (PDP); Professor Oseremhen Osunbor (PDP); Comrade Adams Oshiomhole (APC); and Mr. Godwin Obaseki (APC), had ruled the state for their selfish interest. They had amassed wealth to the detriment of  the citizens of Edo State”, he added.

According to the Co-ordinator, the group was birth to ensuring credibility in the forthcoming electoral process and beyond, just as he added that the group is also poised to protecting character and status of electorates in the state.

Ebbih added that the group, as a non-political and partisan, is committed in holding public office holders responsive to the needs and yearnings of electorates in the state