A Socio- ethnic group, Esan Agenda Movement (EAM) Worldwide led by Comrade Lucky Orukpe on Saturday, August 15, 2020, held it’s convention at Payne Primary school with the mandate to Esan indigenes to work for the re-election of Governor Godwin Obaseki to facilitate the smooth handover of political power to Edo Central Senatorial zone by year 2024.
Speaking on the theme of the convention, “Time to move forward,” in his keynote speech, Executive Director, Tax Compliance, Edo State Internal Revenue Service (EIRS), Mr. Emmanuel Ehimare Okodugha urged youths to disabuse their mind from the flawed narrative that youths lack leadership capacity to run for elective positions. He told them to embrace the right narrative that, “Youths are not too Young to run for any political office.”
Interfacing with participants who came from the abroad, local chapters, and members of the Traders Welfare Union, he called on them to append their signatures to the continuity and visionary leadership style of Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu by coming out massively by September 19, 2020, to vote them back to office at the Edo State Governorship election.
On the roles of Esan youths as future leaders, he opined that, only the engine under full steam can make the grade. He touched on the fact that youths, “Are critical stakeholders in the value chain of governance as far as Edo state and the nation is concerned.
“As stakeholders in the upcoming Governorship election in Edo State, I plead with you passionately not to present yourselves as raw materials ready to be blended or processed into finished product of violence and thuggery in the hands of politicians.
“Leadership is about an action and not about position; It is about making other people better as a result of your presence, making sure impact lasts even in absence,” he added.