It was pomp and panache and a restatement of a collective sense of purpose on Saturday December 15th 2018 when a non partisan political think-tank called Edo South ‘7 -77 – 19’ Initiative visited the Campaign Headquarters of the Team Impact ’19 – The campaign organization of Dr Ese Owie, Action Democratic Party (ADP) Edo South Senatorial Candidate, and formally endorsed his candidature.
On hand to receive the group was Hon Izedonmwen Oshodin , the Team Lead of the Owie’s ‘Team Impact ’19’ campaign organization along with his deputy team leads.
Speaking during the visit, Dr Ese Owie commended the group for their visit and reiterated his commitment to restore the glory of the Edo South Senatorial District through his 5-point Developmental Agenda encapsulated in polices that will engender the development of Infrastructure, Healthcare, Education, Agribusiness and State Aid/Empowerment.
He concluded his remarks by thanking the group for their endorsement and urged them to take the message to every nook , household and cranny in the senatorial district.
Speaking earlier, the coordinator of the ‘Edo South 7 – 77 – 19’ Initiative, Engr Ebenezer Omokpo, affirmed that the group was a nonpartisan Think-Tank of accomplished professionals who have been meeting for a year to take decision on charting a path for Edo South in the 2019 Senatorial Election as the District has suffered from successive underrepresentation, hence the need to decisively reverse this trend. He affirmed that the group had taken a cursory look at the pedigrees of the different candidates in the race and have come to the conclusion that Dr Ese Owie who is the ADP Candidate was not only the most qualified, but also has the vision and comprehensive policy agenda needed to represent the District in the next dispensation. He informed the Candidate and his team that the group had members in the entire 77 wards across the 7 Local Government Areas of Edo South.
Finally , he explained that the name of the group was coined in line with its strategic mandate which is for the Senatorial district to unanimously speak with one voice across all the Polling Units , 7 Wards and 77 Local Government Areas in the Senatorial District.