|Prince Kelly O. Udebhulu|
EKPOMA-Prince Kelly O. Udebhulu is a young vibrant chieftain of the All Progressives Party (APC) in Edo state. He is from UROHI (ward 8 ) in Esan west local government of Edo state who has not be able to produce the council's chairman since the creation of the council. He plans to contest the forthcoming local government council's elections in the state. In this interview, the illustrious son of Ohon, Urohi speaks on his experience in the last general and governorship elections in Nigeria, the proposed primary and other issues.
How would the APC leaders in Esan west local government and Edo state in general manage the crowd of aspirants that have shown interest in the ticket?
We are from one family of APC. Our leaders are experienced personalities that have seen the black and white of politics. All of us (aspirants) submit ourselves to the process, and for me, if you submit yourself to a process, you have to abide with the outcome of that process. Who ever the party process chooses, all others would support for the final election.
What particular lesson did you take away from the experience of 2015 and 2016?
Thank you for this question. I was with Chief (Dr) Francis Inegbeniki as media icon during the senatorial campaigns and election. The major lesson that I took away from the election is that, on the last day, particularly on the day of election, you need a core of dedicated people to serve, whether as agents or representatives, or to do things for you. You cannot afford to leave that important aspect of electioneering in the hands of people who are not committed to your cause or the party. Pathetically, people are simply after money. When you have people who are more or less traders, then you are in trouble. So, on my election, we would go ahead to get people who believe in our cause. Any dedicated party man would be willing to sacrifice anything for the success of his party. That is one particular lesson that I have learnt, that you don’t go around with people who don’t believe in your cause.
...to be continued.