The Afamai Youth Movement has endorsed the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the Edo 2024 governorship election, Dr Asue Ighodalo.

The group, a vibrant youth-oriented organization in Etsako West dedicated to promoting and safeguarding the interests and mandates of Afamai grassroots voters, proudly affirmed its endorsement of Ighodalo at a well-attended meeting on Saturday.

In a resounding show of unity and support, the President of the youth body, General Shake Musa, a.k.a Caesar, stated, ”Afamai Youth Movement has unanimously declared its full backing for Dr Asue Ighodalo’s aspiration with unwavering commitment and enthusiasm.”

He reiterated the organization’s willingness to support Ighodalo 100 per cent as he embarks on his journey towards the Edo State House in the September 2024 election.

“AYM recognizes Dr. Asue Ighodalo’s vision, leadership qualities, and dedication to serving the people of Edo State. His unwavering commitment to the state’s progress and development aligns perfectly with our organization’s values and aspirations,” Musa said.

“As we stand united in our support for Dr Asue Ighodalo, we urge all members of the Afamai grassroots communities to join us in delivering the Edo of our dreams by supporting his candidacy. Together, we can work towards a brighter future for our community under the leadership of Dr. Ighodalo and Osarodion Ogie Esq,” he said.

Responding, Ighodalo expressed gratitude to the leadership of AYM and its members for their support of his aspiration. He assured them of his readiness to build not just the Edo of their dream but an Edo State that works for all and guarantees prosperity for all and sundry.


Obidient movement withdraws support from Labour Party in Edo

By Tracy Folorunsho

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Ahead of the September 11, 2024 governorship election in Edo State, a non-political body under the aegis of the Edo Obidient Movement has withdrew its support from the Labour Party and its candidate, Olumide Akpata.

The Edo Obidient Movement reiterated that its involvement with LP during the 2023 general elections was massively based on its support for the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

The movement emerged as one of the many support groups for Obi during the last general elections, owing to his credentials and antecedents in public office. But today, the group is singing a different tune.

Addressing journalists at the NUJ Secretariat in Benin City, the Edo State capital, on Saturday, the group’s spokesperson, Ikhuenbor Figo, insisted that LP has failed to impress as the alternative to the two main political parties in Nigeria.

It passed a vote of no confidence on the Edo LP primary election process, alleging that the leaders, both at the national and state working committees, the local government areas, and ward executives are guilty in what it described as disgraceful and unpatriotic activities before, during and after the primary.

“We completely disassociate ourselves from the Labour Party and its candidate for the Edo 2024 governorship campaign, street rallies, and fitness walk,” he said.

The Obidient Movement also called on Obi to sanitize the leadership of the LP head of the 2027 presidential elections.

“While assuring His Excellency, Mister Peter Obi, of our continuous support for him, we advise that he provide leadership in the Labour Party and do a thorough review of the party leadership and purge themselves of all contaminating symptoms ahead of the 2027 general election,” Figo said.

The group said it would unveil the political party and candidate the Obidient Movement would be backing for the Edo governorship election in the coming weeks.