Youngest governorship aspirant of the All Progressive Congress in Edo State, Blessing Agbomhere, has vowed that he would not fall on his knees to beg any godfather for the party’s ticket.
Agbomhere, aged 37 said he was optimistic of winning at the primaries of the APC without begging for it.
He spoke in Benin City at the weekend after he bagged the Nigeria Legendary Hall of Fame award for Role Model and the 2016 Man of Excellence award by the Edo Arise for Democracy, Good Governance and Cultural Awareness.
Agbomhere said he was in governorship race not because of youthful exuberance but to tell the elders that youths in the state were ready to take over leadership positions in terms of governance.
The APC governorship hopeful stated that youths in the state were only needed to drive revenue, encouraged to join cultism for political war.
According to him, “The time has come for young pole to demand for opportunity to serve in government at the highest level. Edo State will not go anywhere until it begins to engage up young people as governors and commissioners.”
“This is the time for young people to be tested. A government without the youths is not for us. We will grab the opportunity this time and there is nothing anybody can do about it.”
“Those who are not for us, we will lock them in a room until the primaries is concluded. Power is not begged for. I will not kneel down to beg an individual or leader to be governor.”
President of Edo Arise, Prince Isaac Obasogie, said they picked Blessing for the award because he promised to probe past administrations if elected as governor.
Prince Obasogie stated that Blessing has shown the temerity to tackle godfathers in the state as well as offer opportunity for the youth.