By Osaze Obaze,
A 2023 Edo Central Senate aspirant on the platform of Social Democratic Party, SDP, Mr Idumonza Isidahomhen has urged electorates in Edo State to embrace SDP in subsequent elections following what he termed “abysmal failures of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and the All Progressives Congress, APC.”
Recall that two major political parties have ruled the state since the current political dispensation in 1999.
Isidahomhen, made this call as the State marks its 30th anniversary of creation, lamented the backwardness of Edo on an economic scale, even when it prides itself as the ‘Heartbeat of Nigeria.’
“This 30th anniversary calls for celebrations but ironically, there is nothing to celebrate.
“30 years after its creation, Edo State, like a carriage struggling to walk a path, has yet to take a step in achieving its potential.
“The State is bedevilled with inadequate infrastructure and growing unemployment. Many of its despaired citizens are seeking succour elsewhere and drowning in overseas lagoons,” he said.
In a statement signed by the spokesman of the Idumonza Isidahomhen Campaign Council, IICC, Oleabhiele Valentine, the senatorial aspirant argued that the records of SDP in Nigeria’s democratic stability is indisputably sacrosanct.
He, however, regretted that the solid foundation entrenched by SDP as the first democratic party that nurtured Edo at infancy has been paralyzed by PDP and APC.
Idumonza, therefore, called on voters in the state to embrace the Horse party in subsequent elections, assuring that the untainted focus of SDP for economic revival, social harmony and administrative accuracy would liven up peoples’ standard of living when voted into office.
Idumonza noted that while the State’s economic mismanagement has unleashed telling consequences on the citizens, the case of Edo Central Senatorial District has a compelling misfortune.
As a remedy, he emphasized that the prospect of Esan reversing the economic misadventure and channelling a new growth path is a huge possibility.
But to reconnect with this shift, Idumonza urged voters to align with the SDP 2023 senate change agenda for Esan and ensure that PDP that has held it for fruitless 21 years does not return to the Senate as well as APC that has not demonstrated any inkling of competence in governance.
Idumonza, who was on the senate ballot in 2015 and 2019 respectively, further assured that with voters’ supports, he would replicate and surpass Anthony Enaholo’s feat who orchestrated Nigeria’s independence and attracted huge federal interests into Esanland, some of which are everlasting legacies.
“With your supports and votes, I will, by the grace of God, reverse the inauspicious economic climate of Edo Central and turn Esanland into a destination of choice for global investors through technical and intelligent lobbying and legislation in Abuja,” the Irrua born media practitioner and businessman assured.