By Senator Iroegbu in Abuja

The group of like minds committed to the advancement of unity and development of Afemai land and its people have come together to form a body known as Afemai Patriots (AP) at a meeting held during the Easter celebrations.

This was disclosed in a statement yesterday by the Convener, Mr. Kennedy Izuagbe,who explained that the idea was borne out of the need to have a rallying point for the Afenmai people who have lacked a formidable voice to advance its cause for development over the years.

Izuagbe noted with optimism that with the body in place, advancing the cause of development to the people would be smooth, quick and seamless.

Also speaking, the Edo State Commissioner for Environment and Public Utility, Prince Clement Agba and as well as the member representing Etsako East Constituency in the Edo State House of Assembly, Hon Kingsley Ugabi, commended what they described as “the giant developmental strides of the government of Comrade Adams Oshomhole”.

The duo of Agba and Ugabi noted that with a forum like Afemai Patriots, further development could be attracted from any government in place to the Afenmai people.

The inaugural meeting which had in attendance people from all walks of life that cut across all political divide including captains of industries, tested and committed professionals was undoubtedly very successful.

The impressive attendance and quality of contributions made are a pointer to the immense potentials of this long overdue voice for the great Afenmai people.

Membership of the body is open to tested professionals, positive thinking and committed individuals of Afenmai extraction.