Edo 2016 - Matthew Aigbuhuenze Iduoriyekemwen Mai: An Astute PDP And Community Man
His love and passion for humanity and communal development have remained his mainstay. His thirst for human capital development has been the steam that spurs him the more. Unrelenting, youthful, steadfast and loyal political and philanthropic Matthew is no less a scion in the Benin nation and Edo Land. His labour and push for the good life for self and community, and the fruits derived thereof have been the sweetest pleasure.
When in 1998 (17 years ago), MAI joined the likes of Chief Tony Anenih, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, Sule Lamido, Barnabas Gemade, etc to birth the PDP, making him (MAI) the youngest in the series, many people may have concluded that like others, he will abandon the PDP when the chips are down; that 17-year-old odyssey has translated to Matthew being a leading light in PDP and Edo land today. Edo youths, let us borrow a leaf from MAI.
Born 2nd May, 1966 in Benin City, had his early education with Immaculate Conception College, Matthew Aigbuhuenze Iduoriyekemwen is a UNIBEN-trained scientist, a Law degree holder with AAU, a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Computer Science and Professionals, a United Nations (UN) Youth and Peace Ambassador, an Exemplary Community Leadership Award Recipient of the Benin National Congress (BNC), a former Majority Leader in EDHA; MAI is a former Federal Commissioner of NDDC, Edo State, Edo State Co-ordinator, Yar'dua/Jonathan Campaign Organization 2005, Former Secretary, United Nigeria Peoples Party, Oredo Local Government Area 1997-1998, Beneficiary, Critical Think Tank, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan.
Edo begs for help; we are faced with a systemic marginalization from the FGN's Financial Rights and Privileges, our roads are no less than deathtraps, Gelegele Port is now a sleeping giant, illegal sale of Edo lands to, and mindless encroachment by sister communities, industries are non-existent, youths roam the streets aimlessly, the young girl child is victim of rape and sexual harassment, the teenage boy is taking to drugs and bus conducting with Ring Road gradually becoming his home, there is hire-and-fire by the government of the day with high insensitivity to the plight of the people.
While there must be CHANGE, we must look to one like us, determined to serve, youth advocate, employer of labour, anti-oppression agent, a dogged grassroot personae passing through the eye of a needle on the local street of St. Saviour to the castles of the GRA, one that holds the ladder solidly for others to climb. A never-say-die PDP man who have stood solidly with the Party in turbulent times.
Matthew Aigbuhuenze Iduoriyekemwen MAI and the People's Democratic Party PDP, a call to Greater Service. Edo people awaits you. #MAICares.