EXPIRED POLITICIANS RESPONSIBLE FOR PDP'S TRAVAILS IN EDO -IDAHAGBON
A legal practitioner and former senatorial aspirant for the Edo South Senatorial district, Henry Idahagbon, has blamed the travails of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State on expired politicians who have nothing to offer the people.
He made the observation yesterday during his inauguration as the Director, Mobilisation, Strategy and Planning of the Kenneth Imansuangbon Campaign Organisation .
Idahagbon, who canvassed the take-over of government business by young people, therefore, called on Edo natives to resist those he described as expired politicians from presiding over the affairs of the state.
According to him, it was time for the PDP to support youths of the state in taking over the leadership position, pointing out that the world over, youths below 50 years of age were occupying leadership positions and that Nigeria and Edo State should not be an exception.
He said his acceptance to serve as the director on the campaign team was informed by his belief in Kenneth Imansuangbon's ability to bring about the desired change in Edo State. 'I am accepting this appointment because I believe in the project, I believe what we have here is possible. What Oshiomhole has done in Edo State is just setting a minimum standard for the PDP to come and take over come 2012 gubernatorial election. It is time to give power to the youths . All the governorship aspirants indicating interest in Edo State today are expired codeine,' he said.
In apparent reference to campaign posters of ex- governor Oserheimen Osunbor, which now adorn the streets of Benin, Idahagbon said: 'The poster I saw on airport road appears funny to me, what you sow is what you will reap. Those who sow the seed of division in the PDP shall never smell the governorship of Edo State.'
He urged the electorate to vote for a mandate that would impact on the lives of people, adding that in the 2012 election, the PDP would reclaim its lost glory. In his comment, Imasuagbon expressed confidence in the ability of Idahagbon to serve, noting that his campaign organisation was well positioned with strategists and seasoned politicians that would rescue the state from the grip of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).