Senator Roland Owie endorses Ogbeide-Ihama for Edo South Senatorial Seat


In a deft political move that may reset and reshape the race for Edo South Senatorial seat, former Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Roland Owie has announced his consequential endorsement of Hon Omoregie Ogbeide Ihama’s aspiration to replace incumbent Senator Matthew Uroghide.

Ogbeide-Ihama represents Oredo Federal Constituency in the National Assembly. He is seeking to move up to the Senate at the expense of Urhoghide, a two-term Senator, who is a formidable force.

As part of the horse trading to erode Uroghide’s support base, Owie on Wednesday mobilised and secured the support and endorsement by all Uhunmwode delegates of Ogbeide-Ihama’s Senate bid.

Owie ensured that the Uhunmwode local government delegates ADOPTED Ogbeide-Ihama as their Senatorial candidate in the 2023 general elections.

Owie further appealed to all Edo South delegates from other Local Governments to the Senatorial primary election in May 2022 to show gratitute by voting Rt. Hon Ogbeide-Ihama while stressing on ingratitude as the greatest sin in the Holy Bible.

The one-time Senator and veteran politician prayed for Edo South Senatorial hopeful, Rt. Hon Ogbeide-Ihama and thanked him for the huge political sacrifice he made in 2020 for the Benins and PDP which ushered Gov. Godwin Obaseki into the Party for his second tenure.

Meanwhile, Owie, THE CONCLAVE learnt, reached a compromise in this grand endorsement of Ogbeide-Ihama by impressing it on his son, Dr Ese Owie, who was also jostling for the Edo South Senatorial seat to step down.

The reciprocal gesture in the arrangement is that his son, Dr Ese Owie, would now take a shot at the House of Representatives seat for Orhiomwon/Uhunmwode Federal Constituency.

In a post to celebrate the significant political move, Owie wrote: “Lessons Learnt: It’s Positive payback time.
PDP, Party is Supreme.”

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