By Iduozee Paul, Benin Correspondent
Edo state chapter of Accord Party, yesterday, said the party has finalized plans to beg Mega comrade Clement Eranomigho Edegbe to contest Edo state governorship elections in 2020.
Chairman of the party, Joseph Osa Omorogbe, said this on the official welcoming of Mega Comrade Clement Eranomigho Edegbe into the party in Benin city in Edo state.
He said though Edegbe has not indicated his interest to throw in the towel into the 2020 governorship election in the state but they are compared by his humanitarian exploits across the globe and that the party believes he has the same ability to transform the economy fortune of the state.
“We are overwhelmed of his coming and we are equally begging him, not asking to contest an election in 2020. 2020 should not be left away. He has not made his position clear, I as the executive of the party, I am using this platform to solicits. Other members that are here, to beg him to contest in 2020 because we believe he is a man with an open and a big heart.
“We believe he is a man that will not drop us or any persons at the middle of the sea because he is fighting a fight that is not for his family but that of everyone.
“Come 2020, he is a man to beat and he is a man that we have said go for us. For now, that is my position”, he said.
Edegbe further called on Nigerians of eligible age to join political parties of their choice in order to be part of nation building politically.
Commenting, the Edo state woman leader of Accord Party, Mrs. Okojie advised the party members to preach the message to the people. She urged the women to fight for their children future by telling their wards to spread the messages learnt in the event. She begged them not to sell their votes in 2020, Edo governorship elections coming very soon in the state.
Speaking on behalf of the defectors, their spokesperson Comrade Kelly Brown said Cement. Edegbe has the leadership capacity to become the governor of Edo state, considering what he has done for Nigeria abroad. He said Edegbe had become his mentor in Edo before he travelled abroad.