Press Release: Okaeben’s Uncaged Braggadocio And the Undaunted Agbonifo Eghosa
This is to officially inform Nigerians in general and the good people of Oredo west in particular, that the incumbent member representing Oredo west constituency at the Edo State House of Assembly, who also is the candidate of the All Progressive Congress, seeking reelection, has finally bare his fangs.
He, (Christopher Okaeben) started by first intimidating influential youths that have openly and joyfully supported the Eghosa Asemota Agbonifo House of Assembly campaign.
His boys were going around harassing and threatening to “miss” anyone that dares his reelection bid in Oredo west, especially in Ward 7. While we at EAA campaign organisation are fully aware, we chose to watch as things unfold, trusting the security architecture of the state.
He went ahead bragging of how he intends to use thirty million naira to buy votes, at a time when the nation is collectively standing against vote buying. We did not join issues with him because we trust the sensibilities of the voters in Oredo west, and the electoral umpire, INEC, to do the needful.
Howbeit, it seems Christopher Okaeben is taking our quietness and respect for fair play as a show of fear. We, therefore, want to put it on records for him and his advisers to know and tread carefully.
Firstly, Christopher Okaeben and his gang should know that the slow movement of a Lion is not cowardice, but a calculated attempt to capture its prey. So they should not push us, as no one has the monopoly of violence.
Secondly, Christopher Okaeben should know that we are aware of his boasting. Of how he plans to invite the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), to pick up our candidate, Eghosa Asemota Agbonifo, based on trumped-up charges; in a bid to destabilise him from having a smooth campaign.
We are not unaware of the use of state apparatus by the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), to intimidate and harass political opponents. Nevertheless, we wish to advise that the earlier you wake up to face the reality of your impending defeat, the better for you.
‘EAA Effective Representation campaign’ has gone beyond a mere political sloganeering, but it’s now a movement.
No manner of intimidation can distract the well organised and perfectly coordinated campaign. The people are solidly behind him, and that is what is giving you sleepless nights.
Lastly, we call on the general public to disregard any form of blackmail and beer parlour gossip that would be thrown around in the coming days from Christopher Okaeben and his cronies.
On our part as a campaign organisation, we have set every electioneering necessity in place, and we are fully prepared to go all the way till victory is secured at the polls.
We will not be deterred by the antics of the would be opposition party, as we go to the polls come March the 2nd 2019.
We remain steadfast to our campaign promises as contained in our manifesto booklet, to give the people of Oredo west Effective and Efficient Representation!
God bless Edo State
God bless Nigeria.
EAA campaign organisation.