We have now seen what force, intimidation can do - Igbakpa speaks after loss

The member representing Ethiope Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Benson Igbakpa, has conceded defeat


By: | on | 927 views
Topic: News


We have now seen what force, intimidation can do - Igbakpa speaks after loss
Hon. Benson Igbakpa


 

The member representing Ethiope Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Benson Igbakpa, has conceded defeat to Erhiatake Ibori-Suenu, daughter of former Delta State Governor, Chief James Onanefe Ibori, in the rescheduled PDP House of Representatives primary held today, Tuesday May 24, saying: “I have lost my re-election bid. The grave silence on the streets, amplifies the fatal setback for Ethiope Federal Constituency. We have now seen what force and intimidation can do”.

 

Fresh Angle International can report that Hon. Benson Igbakpa, polled 22 votes, while Erhiatake Ibori-Suenu, got 46 votes in the rescheduled primary held today, after both of them recorded same number of votes in the PDP House of Representatives primary held Sunday May 22.

 

In a series of tweets few minutes ago, Hon. Igbakpa, stated: “Being the representative of my people at @HouseNGR is one of the greatest honours of my life. This journey that has seen us break barriers will come to an end in 2023. Until then, I will be full of dignity and gratitude for the opportunity.

 

“This is not the outcome we wanted. It is not the outcome the people of Ethiope Federal Constituency wanted. The cheers on Sunday, May 22, 2022, demonstrated that but it does not satisfy the appetite of a few to revise our progress and blur the vision of our people.

 

“I feel proud of what we have built together in 3 years. We have touched the vast expanse of Ethiope Federal Constituency and given our people a loud voice. We have energized our resolve in this instance and vow to continue in the same spirit for progress and unity.

 

“I represent a place, where the majority are good and recognize competence. They invested their hopes and expected quality representation. The public opinion is that we delivered and realized the dreams of most people. All of these have been painfully stolen by the establishment.

 

“The grave silence on the streets amplifies the fatal setback for Ethiope Federal Constituency. My contest was never about me but for the people. Hence their grief. Neither I nor the people prevailed in our hope for sustenance. We have now seen what force and intimidation can do.

 

“I will always remain devoted to the development of the Ethiope Federal Constituency and continue to advance my belief in democratic good governance. I wish the winners of today's re-run all the best and I pray that the losers (the people) can endure the outcome and the aftermath”.

 



Sponsored Ad
Copyright: Fresh Angle International (www.freshangleng.com)


Hitler Preye Bela
She is the Confidential Secretary/Desktop Publisher of Fresh Angle International Newspaper. A Graduate of Computer Science, Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State with over 7years experience in Desktop Publishing. She can be reached on 07033457898
Read other stories by Hitler Preye Bela


Sponsored
Olivia Travels
Sponsored Ads