Some Youths in Edo North have raised concern over what they described as subtle marginalization of 3 local government areas of the senatorial district by Senator Adams Oshiomhole, regarding federal appointments.
The Youths under the aegis of Afemai Unity Forum described Oshiomhole’s action as nepotic and bad omen to the development of the senatorial district.
The group in a statement signed by its leaders, Oje Ohis and Abayomi Justice said Senator Oshiomhole’s preference for the Estako tribe for federal appointments will further divide the Afemai region.
“The unflinching loyalty, investment and contribution to the emergence of this administration in the last general election by the people of Edo North ought to be rewarded with equal distribution of federal appointments.
“Unfortunately, Senator Adams Oshiomhole has been engaging in subtle marginalization of 3 local government areas (Akoko-Edo, Owan East and Owan West) in federal appointments, choosing to favour his kinsmen(Estako).Going with information from the grapevine, Senator Oshiomhole has penciled names of his kinsmen for appointment into federal boards.
“This action is nepotic and a bad omen to the development of the district, which will further result to division in Edo North.
“Appointments in to federal boards must be spread across the 6 LGAs in Edo North for the peace and progress of the district.”The statement reads.