2023: Comrade Ikhide, Veteran Journalist Wins Labour Party Reps Ticket In Edo, Sets To Dethrone Ihonvbere
Comrade Ikhide Erasmus, a veteran journalist and polemist has defeated Barrister George Ohioma to emerge the winner of the rescheduled Labour Party primary election to fill the vacuum created by the party’s placeholder.
Barrister Ohioma who was scheduled to participate in the exercise after his earlier hush preparation petered in the last minute.
Comrade Ikhide was returned unopposed as the winner after Ohi Akharamen stepped down for him on Wednesday this week. Mr Akharamen noted that the nation needs dynamic and vibrant youths like himself and Ikhide to snatch the country from the jaws of present political vampires in our dear country Nigeria.
Christopher Eseizobor, one of the two hundred and seventy (270) delegates who elected Comrade Ikhide said it’s the turn of the youths to take their country back from the old spent politicians who now massage their legs before they could walk.
He added that “90% of the Nigerian youths are ‘Obedient’ and are ready to make a statement in 2023 that the nation belongs to the youths and Owan people can’t be left out.”
“We need educated, patriotic, exposed and broad-minded youths like Comrade Ikhide to represent our people in the coming dispensation in the National Assembly”, Esezobor said.
A woman simply named Lady Grace from ward 11, Owan West was more specific on the deceptive and colourless representation Owan Federal Constituency has experienced in the last three years.
“A three class room building influence by Ihonvbere to my ward in Sobe has collapsed after the building was blown off by wind in less than three months after construction.
“One of the contractors who handled the school building project told our people that Ihonvbere who’s in the habit of collecting 25% upfront from contractors is the reason the substandard structure collapsed easily before it was put to use.
“As the Chairman, House Committee on Universal Basic Education with over N800b annual budget, Ihonvbere has folded his hands while the Vocational Education Centre built by former President Goodluck Jonathan, a walking distance from Ihonvbere home has been cannibalized and taken over by Kidnappers and Fulani bandits in Uzebba.
“Ihonvbere’s three years in the National Assembly has been disastrous for the youths and women who should have been the beneficiaries of his representation.
“After collecting the sum of N750 million naira annually for scholarship and youths and women empowerment programmes, he only distributed a paltry amount of fifty thousand naira (N50,000) only once in the last three years to 44 youths in the two local government areas, which amounts to N2.2m in totality”, Lady Grace groaned.