From Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin
Hon Tenebe, who spoke with news men in Benin, the Edo State capital, yesterday, was reacting to a statement credited to Senator Yisa Braimoh in which he alleged that Owan and Akoko Edo axis are being politically marginalised by Etsako.
Tenebe, who is a former Senatorial chairman and the Edo state organizing secretary of PDP insisted that there is unity of purpose and a strong bond among the three separate axis which make up the district.
He alluded to the fact that Etsako, despite its numerical advantage over Owan and Akoko Edo in terms of voters population, has dealt with its other component units in a fair and equitable manner.
In particular, he noted that for eight unbroken years, Etsako fully supported both Owan and Akoko Edo to hold the district’s senatorial ticket and then queried the source of the talks about marginalisation
In addition, he said there was a time in Edo North political history when the deputy governor and Speaker of the House was domiciled in Owan axis and the Etsako’s did not at anytime lament about marginalisation, rather rendered the necessary support to them.
Hon Tenebe further urged Edo north leaders to close ranks and refrain from making statement capable of dividing Afenmai as well as sowing a seed of discord among the components groups.