Reports emerged that Mercy Johnson’s husband Prince Odi Okojie is vying for the position of Deputy Governor of Edo state under the platform of the People Democratic Party.
Prince Odi Okojie has now released a statement concerning his political ambition, and the slot of Deputy Governor of Edo state.
“My attention has been drawn to various campaigns on-going online about the upcoming election in Edo State later this year” said Prince Odi Okojie in his statement.
“The campaign mainly by young people (youths) and students from Edo State and my local government, is that I should vie for the position of Deputy Governor in the state. This is based on the premise that since the party zoned deputy governorship slot to Edo Central where I am originally from, I should represent various interests in the area.
“This is a gesture I appreciate; it is a good thing for people to recognize your good work and want you to serve especially when one has been supportive without being in government.
“I want to make it clear that the position of deputy governorship is not a position one campaigns for, the party leaders alongside members chose who flies the party’s ticket alongside the governorship candidate. However, I am available to serve in whatever capacity the party wants me to serve. I am a loyal party member.
“Most importantly, the people of Edo State deserve much more than what they are getting from the present government.