The speaker, Edo State House of Assembly, the Rt. Hon. Kabiru Adjoto, has assured that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will promote internal democracy and enforce discipline that will make the party relevant and sought for by politicians to actualise their political aspirations.
Hon. Adjoto while addressing an enlarged meeting of APC at its secretariat, Igarra, Akoko Edo Local Government Area, said the party is guided by its constitution and the rule of law, to avoid the pitfalls of the past.
The speaker warned political office holders from Akoko-Edo extraction to live up to expectation, pointing out that the party has the instrument to sanction erring political office holder who work contrary to the policy trust of the present administration.
Hon. Adjoto commended the state governor for his key interest to transform the socio-economic landscape of Akoko-Edo as well as the appointment of indigenes into political positions, which was the first in the series since the creation of the council area, many years ago.
The speaker pledged the unflinching support and unalloyed loyalty of Akoko-Edo people to his administration just as he implored the people to come out en-mass and accord the governor a rousing reception as he visits Akoko-Edo on November 3 in continuation of the governor’s tour to council area.
Member representing Akoko-Edo constituency two at the House of Assembly, Hon. Emmanuel Agbaje, lambasted those who engaged in campaign of calumny and pull him down syndrome to curry favour in the sight of desperate and over ambitious politicians to the detriment of others.
He argued that social media has been awash with negative comments on political officer holders from Akoko-Edo extraction for the past few months, by some persons whose stock in trade is to exploit money for their selfish interest.
This ugly trend, according to Hon. Agbaje, if not addressed will create bad blood among politicians and denigrate their office which will not augur well at this point of the nation’s history.
The Edo North senatorial leader of the party, Chief Joseph Arogundade, said the meeting was convened in strict adherence of the directive from the national body to cross fertilise ideas on how to consolidate on the gains achieved so far by the party.
A press statement endorsed by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the speaker, Jacob Afeinkhena, indicates that the party members took a resolve to promote unity and oneness.
The Commissioner for Energy and Water Resources, Mr. Yekini Idaiye and chairman of APC in the area, Mr. Jeffry Obasonmi, toed the same line canvassing for support and harmonious relationship to promote the ideas of the party.