By Clement Ogbemudia, Edo.
The Chairman of the Edo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP Hon. Anthony Aziegbemi and Archbishop Tony Okosun, Vice chairman PDP Edo Central have showered encomium on former Minister of Works and Senatorial hopeful for the Edo Central Senatorial District, Dr. Arch. Mike Onolememen, CON.
Both party chieftains spoke Tuesday when Onolememen visited the Edo State PDP Secretariat on a Consultation visit to the state working committee.
Addressing Onolememen, his entourage and other members of the Edo PDP state working committee, Aziegbemi described the Adolor of Uromi kingdom as a true party man with a good heart.
He said, “It’s tough when you want to speak about the person you know very well. Arch. Mike Onolememen is a party man. You will recall before the 2015 election, I was given the mandate to conduct the party activities and that was the major activities with many people? How do you co-ordinate massive activities of people without finance? When I was mandated to chair that committee, I looked up, looked down and looked ahead, he(Onolememen) was the obvious choice. And when I told him and he told me don’t worry, I will handle all the finances. And this was major financing.
“So somebody who could do that then, what do you think he would do when he gets to the National Assembly? Ladies and gentlemen, I believe before us is a man with a good heart and a man who inspires vision. So Dr Mike Ozeiegbe Onolememen, we know you and we believe you will win. We pray that God will bless the work of your hands. God bless you and we wish you well,” Aziegbemi added.
On his part, Archbishop Tony Okosun lauded Chief Onolememen for standing by the party during difficult period.
According to Okosun, Onolememen has paid his dues for the PDP, urging party members to rally round him ahead of the 2023 election.
“We have seen a beautiful bride, beautiful bride in the sense that I was a state treasure of this party when he was minister and I know what he did. Mr. Chairman, when he was a minister, when we had no governor and he was in this party. You know we worked for some people currently in the National Assembly, today they don’t know the secretariat office of the party.
We know Chief Dr Arch Mike Onolememen very well he is a party man,” Okosun stated.
“Mr chairman I have investigated the papers and I am convinced he is the man of the moment with the legal advise and the documents are correct. He has assisted the party.
“Mr. chairman, we are aware of the man sieated here. When he was minister, Benin-Ore road became a different thing, Benin-Okene road was awarded. Iruah, Uromi up to Abraka road was awarded. The project is ongoing but we have people who are currently docile who don’t see the need to have the projects completed.
“Sir, I am sure with the man seated here, all we want you to do is to give us go ahead and start the campaign and get him elected,” he added