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Ex-senator seeks better deal for Owan, Akoko-Edo in politics

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Former representative of Edo North Senatorial District in the Sixth National Assembly, Yisa Braimoh, yesterday, expressed concern over the continuing marginalisation of Owan and Akoko-Edo in the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) allocation of positions in the zone.

Braimoh, who expressed concerns over the way the clans have been sidelined in political positions, noted that the party can correct the anomaly by ensuring that any national position zoned to Edo North is filled by candidates from either Owan or Akoko-Edo in the forthcoming PDP national convention slated for October 30 and 31, 2021.

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In a statement issued in Benin City, Braimoh, who hails from Owan said: “All the party positions allotted to Edo North Senatorial District have been taken over by Etsako members of the party in the past 10 years.

“To the dismay of discerning politicians in Edo North, virtually all available PDP party executive positions at the national, state and senatorial levels in Edo North, are dominated by Etsako indigenes.”

“There are eligible candidates, including former ambassadors, commissioners, former speakers of the Edo State House of Assembly former members of the PDP State Working Committee in Owan and Akoko-Edo that should be given positions in the party to ensure inclusiveness, equity, fairness, and justice.”

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