14th September, 2010
Prominent journalist and lawyer, Osa Director has joined the race for Edo South SenatorialÂ district. Osa who is hoping to actualize his dream under the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACNÂ flagged off his campaign at Egor Local Council office of ACN.
Defying the heavy rains, over 300 supporters of the human rights crusader thronged theÂ Uselu- Lagos road office of Egor ACN. The journalist cum lawyer held the enthusiasticÂ supporters and even executive members of ACN in Egor Local Council spell bound with hisÂ oratory eloquence. He pledged to offer quality service if given the ticket to fly theÂ partyâ€™s flag. â€œI am in the race to offer true and undiluted service. It is time for men andÂ women who have vision, sound pedigree and knowledge-driven to seek political offices andÂ help in the ongoing positive transformation of the state under Comrade Governor AdamsÂ Oshiomholeâ€, he said.
â€œAs a believer in transformational representation, I will ensure that it is no longerÂ business as usual if given the opportunity to serve. Not intent on wasting our leaders’ timeÂ and all those who came out to show solidarity with meâ€, Osa said, adding that he would justÂ highlight two of the issues that he hopes to help resolve if given the chance.
â€œThe issue of our stolen artifacts by Britain must be revisited. I will ensure a NationalÂ Assembly resolution to that effect is passed so that we can write to her Majesty, the QueenÂ of England, the Prime Minister of the U.K and the British House of Commons on the urgentÂ need to return those artifacts and also pay compensation for the over 100 years they wereÂ kept in their museumâ€.
He also promised to help standardize Edo language movie industry in collaboration with theÂ best producers and directors in Nollywood who are indigenes of Edo state. Thereafter, â€œweÂ will request for a special channel on DSTV and HITV dedicated to Edo movies. This will helpÂ us export our rich cultural heritage and traditions to other parts of the worldâ€.
Receiving him, Egor Council ACN chairman, John Aigbogun said there is no doubt that OsaÂ Director is highly qualified for the position, especially with his sound pedigree in socialÂ crusades, coupled with his diverse educational qualifications. But insisted the aspirantÂ must work hard to market his sellable and enviable credentials to the other six localÂ government Councils which constitute Edo South Senatorial District.