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Edo indigenes seek better deal in Lagos State government

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Sanwo-Olu. Photo: Duisaf

Edo State indigenes in Lagos State are hungry for a slice of their host state’s political and socio-economic pie, decrying that despite their large population and huge contribution towards the state’s development, they have been left behind in decision-making.

To press home their demands, they have begun a process of engaging various stakeholders in the state, starting with a town hall meeting with the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Under the auspices of Ibhiedo Ne R’Eko, the Edo indigenes will organise a forum on Saturday, February 2, at the Cinema Hall 1, National Arts Theatre, Iganmu by 2pm.

According to the convener, Ewie Aimienwauu, the forum is a platform for Edo indigenes that live, work and pay tax in Lagos to seek a better deal in the political and economic activities of the metropolis.

Speaking at a press conference in Lagos at the weekend, he said, “a bloc vote from Edo indigenes in their numbers will change the outcome of any election; hence we are the real game-changers.

So, we are demanding increased recognition of our contribution socio-culturally, economically and vibrant participation in the political affairs of the state now and in the future.

“We have decided to come together as partners in progress with other ethnic groups contributing daily to the legendary advancement of Lagos as it prepares to be the third largest economy in Africa by 2020.”


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