By Osaro Edenedeso
The leadership and membership of the Ogiemwonyi Solidarity Movement, OSM, have been assured of the maximum support of its principal-project, Engr. (Dr.) Chris Ogiemwonyi.
At the inaugural meeting of the movement at the Motel Benin Plaza, penultimate week, Engr. Ogiemwonyi commended the movement for its focus and commitment, assuring that it could count on his support at all times and “I will not take you for granted.”
The former Minister of State for Works, Federal Ministry of Works, while thanking members of the Movement for their sacrifice and focus, remarked that it was gratifying that, very early in the day, in the life of his quest to seek the gubernatorial seat of Edo State, ahead of the 2016 election, the group had become so organized and visible, and urged them to continue to mobilize membership across the state.
Engr. Ogiemwonyi noted that youth unemployment has continued to be the highest hurdle successive administrations have failed to scale, and disclosed that tackling the social malaise would be top on his agenda of priorities if he eventually secures the ticket and mandate of the people to govern the state.
Earlier in his speech, Edo State Coordinator of the OSM, Prince Victor Ehue, disclosed that the Movement was a non-tribal group, cutting across the three senatorial districts of the state and made up of like-minds who believed in the potentials and abilities of Engr. Ogiemwonyi to take the all-round development of the state onto higher heights and improve on the laudable contributions of the present Gov. Oshiomhole-led administration.
He disclosed that the OSM was already on ground in the eighteen local government areas of the state, insisting that the movement believes that Engr. Ogiemwonyi should be supported by all and sundry because “he holds the Midas touch to do it better as governor of Edo State, come 2016.”