Journalist Vows to Snatch Power from Politicians


Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City

The governorship candidate of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) in the September 10 Edo State governorship election, Thomas Sadoh, has declared his readiness to snatch power from politicians and give to the commoners in the state.

Sadoh, a journalist with Independent Television/Radio, Benin City, said the political class has continually held on to power without putting premium on the people, adding: “A common man in the street who believes in me will queue behind me to fight this.”

The PPA standard-bearer who spoke at the weekend at the Benin Airport upon his arrival from Dubai, where he said he consulted with Edo citizens on the need to support his aspiration and bridge the gap between those who have and those that do not.

He added that he was away when he won the ticket of his party after the two other aspirants, who contested the PPA’s ticket, stepped down for him.

Although he is from the same senatorial district as the outgoing Governor Adams Oshiomhole, Sadie however, said nothing was wrong in replacing his kinsman, pointing out that he did not believe in sacrificing meritocracy in the name of zoning.

He disclosed that he was taking a break from his position as a broadcaster with the Benin based media house in order to focus on his gubernatorial ambition, adding that as a journalist, who has practiced the profession for many years, he knows the challenges facing Edo people more than any candidate in the race.

According to him, “We cannot continue to suffer while some people continue to milk us dry. There is no greater commitment than this. I came out because I really want to do this and I know that my chances are brighter than you can ever think.”

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