UNITED EDO DIASPORA ASSEMBLY
A Group of Edo Associations and individuals by their own rights convened at the weekend of June 15, 2012 to discuss the forth coming gubernatorial election in Edo State. Several of these signature groups and persons, ordinarily operate independently, however, they decided to come together to take a united stand in the interest of peace, harmony and progress in Edo State, during the forthcoming election and beyond. Their resolve to take a common stand was precipitated by different disturbing news about Edo State that has flooded the media recently.
It will be recalled that between 2007 and 2008, Edo state witnessed a prolonged court battle over a stolen mandate and though innocent blood was shed along the line, the state was spared a major crises with the eventual verdict by the Appeals Court on Election Matters sitting in Benin City, which validated the peoples will, and paved the way for the state to witness relative peace in the last few years.
Not to take things for granted this time around, Edo indigenes in the Diaspora appeals to all lovers of freedom and those who believe in democracy to send a cautionary notice to all the parties involved, to ensure that no attempt is made to tamper with the peoples mandate or in any way imaginable circumvent their desire as expressed at the ballot box .
At the end of an exhaustive debate and consideration of all opinions expressed, the undersigned individuals and associations, acting under the auspices of the United Edo Diaspora Assembly stand united, and state as follows:
188.8.131.52.5.6.7.Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan, GCFR, BNER, GCON, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
- Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Speaker of the House of Representatives
- David Alechenu Bonaventure Mark, President of the Senate
- Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba of Benin,
- Attahiru Jega, INEC Chairman
- All the governorship aspirants in the July 14th election in Edo State.
- Student Leader, University of Benin
- Student Leader, Ambrose Alli University, Edo state