Ewu, Opoji, Ugbegun Communities In Esan Central Decry Irrua’s Monopolization Of Political Appointments, Urge Obaseki To Remedy It

BENIN—STAKEHOLDERS from Esan Central Local Government Area of Edo State have appealed to Governor Godwin Obaseki to correct what they described as the imbalance in the sharing of political appointments among the four autonomous communities that make up the local government in the interest of equity and fair play.

The aggrieved stakeholders who are from Ewu, Opoji and Ugbegun communities, lamented that most of the political positions have always been zoned to Irrua despite the fact that their communities gave greater votes to All Progressives Congress, APC.

In a statement by Prince Tom Anuge, John Onivie and Jonathan Aigbiremolen and others, they argued that the three communities allegedly marginalised have, over the years, voted massively for the victory of the APC, regretting, however, that they are often forgotten when it comes to benefitting from the dividends of democracy.

According to the statement, “We of these three kingdoms seriously demand a change of attitude from the majority group by allowing equitable distribution of infrastructures, political appointments, elective offices that are usually allocated to the local government area, as this will enhance development and peaceful co-existence among the component kingdoms that make up Esan Central.

“We like to place it on record that our kingdom of Ewu, Opoji and Ugbegun voted massively for APC in all elections that have been conducted in Edo State. Throughout the years, we have watched patiently how the Irrua Kingdom continues to snatch most of the political positions of significance in our local government especially important position of council chairmanship.”


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