Edo Decides: Ighodalo Satisfies People’s Hunger (Part 3)

Edo Decides: Ighodalo Satisfies People’s Hunger (Part 3)

By Mercy Omoregie

It is a sad truth you are about to hear, but I will speak it still.

I was chatting with a friend, an All Progressive Congress, APC, apologist. The man was so gingered trying to convince me to support his candidate. I tried to find out why, considering all that APC has done to Nigeria. My discovery was not far-fetched – the dude has received payment, as usual.

Now, I can’t fault anybody on how they get money to earn their daily bread. My concern, however, boils down to the root of this trend.

Not everybody is hungry for true change for our dear state. Some are after what they can get for the moment. In order words; only those who are hungry and tasty for development and progress will support and vote Asue Ighodalo.

Fortunately, we are the majority!

Only a tiny percent of Ighodalo’s supporters have direct access to him. Many others only know his works, his antecedents, and his passion.

Ighodalo was a reputable name in my house before I even knew he would someday become the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, gubernatorial candidate in Edo State.

Edo State PDP Gov'ship candidate, Dr. Asue Ighodalo
Edo State PDP Gov’ship candidate, Dr. Asue Ighodalo

Let’s not be in a hurry to classify all candidates as one. Make we shine our eyes well and fitch out those who only speak for the sake of their stomach infrastructure.

Ighodalo is no mate to any of the other candidates when it comes to reputation, competence, character and passion. Not everyday you find a candidate that truly has the people at heart.

A candidate that left all glories attained in the corperate world and positions of global standards because he wants to contribute to the development of his state cannot be compared to these others. One candidate is still presently serving in the senate yet jumping from one erosion spot to another campaigning for governorship. Are there no laws to be made again? Or better, what happens to resigning with dignity?

Like I said, not everyone is hungry for real change. When you see them next time, mark them out! We all know them.

As for the rest of us, those who are hungry for the development and progress in Edo State, with taste choking us like lost souls in the desert, should we not drink from this living water that pours freshly before us?

Please watch out for Part 4.

Mercy Omoregie is a New Media Strategist, Investigative Journalist and Brand Manager, she wrote from Benin City.