By WILFRED JIBRIL
Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the people of Imoga, one of the most neglected communities in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State, have said in unequivocal terms that it would no longer be business as usual as they would only support any political party which gives its state House of Assembly or House of Representatives ticket to any of their politicians.
In a communiqué issued at the end of stakeholders’ meeting held at Ososo recently, the people vowed that never again would they support any political party without anything to show for it.
Lamenting the non-existence of government projects in the community and the deplorable state of Imoga/Ibillo road, they called for urgent government attention in redressing the situation.
In this regard, they raised a three-man committee saddled with the responsibility of interfacing with a former member of the defunct Bendel State House of Assembly and a prominent son of the community, Chief Mike Oloyo, who is expected to lead a delegation on a courtesy visit to the state Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, to address the issue.
They also resolved to register a union to be known as Imoga Development Union under which other associations are expected to work for the common good of the community, stressing that personal interests must be jettisoned.
The roll call at the meeting: A former Chairman of Akoko-Edo Local Government Area chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Jeffery Obasanmi, a leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and two=time Edo State House of Assembly aspirant, Hon. Henry Ekundayo, an APC House of Representatives aspirant, Alhaji Nuhu Adams, a former APC Edo State House of Assembly aspirant, Comrade Rasak Obaro and Mr. Vincent Ojemu, former political adviser to former House of Representatives leader, Rt. Hon. Tunde Akogun, President of Imoga Awake, Lagos Chapter, Pastor Philip Damissah, Comrade Jude Obasanmi, Imoga youth leader, women leaders and representatives of Imoga monarch.
According to the communiqué, all the nine quarters of Imoga were fully represented at the meeting.
By WILFRED JIBRIL