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Owere Dickson Imasogie not leader of PDP in Edo South, says Omo-Ojo

From Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin

A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State, Hon Orobosa Omo-Ojo, has raised concerns over the conduct and utterances of the former Chairman of Edo South Senatorial District, Owere Dickson Imasogie saying the latter is not the party’s chairman in Edo South Senatorial District and as such, can only speak for himself.

This was contained in a statement made available to journalists in Benin City, Edo state, by leaders of the PDP in Edo South.

Omo-Ojo said the former Chairman of Edo South Senatorial district, Owere Dickson Imasogie is free to endorse any aspirant but not to speak on behalf of Edo South leaders.

He said that the Edo South Senatorial Chairman remains Nosa Ogieva-Okunbor, calling on Owere Dickson Imasogie to desist from parading himself as the leader of the zone.

The PDP leader condemned in strong terms attempts by Owere Dickson Imasogie to claim he has the authority to endorse any aspirants on behalf of the Edo South PDP.

The statement reads in Part, “The statement made by the former Chairman of Edo South Senatorial District, Owere Dickson Imasogie is an empty personal endorsement.

“It must be noted that what Owere Dickson Imasogie mischievously said at a recent flag off of a PDP aspirant, has nothing to do with the corporate interest of Benins of Edo South Senatorial District.

“Imasogie has a constitutional right to stand with any aspirant of his choice because, but he should be noted that he is not an officer of the party.

“As he rightly put it, he has not spoken on behalf of Edo South leaders, but perhaps his household.

“For the information of Edo people, Owere Dickson Imasogie is not the chairman of the People’s Democratic Party in Edo South and as such, can only speak for himself and some of his followers, as he has done.

“The Edo South Senatorial Chairman remains Nosa Ogieva-Okunbor Esq who has the authority of leaders from the Seven local government areas in South to speak for our collective interest.

“The general public should please be mindful of statements in the manner Owere Dickson Imasogie has spoken. Such is capable of polarising the PDP, which needs healing at this time.

“The Peoples Democratic Party is one big family and recent attempts by some lazy politicians across the state, to resort to ‘cheating’ endorsement stands condemned, just as their proponents,” Omo-Ojo said.

It would be recalled that Imasogie had endorsed an aspirant where he was quoted to have said , “I have endorsed him and will take the message back to my people,” Owere Dickson Imasogie said.

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