The youths seem to be bracing up for the coming 2023 general elections as more credible youths who have distinguished themselves in their different field of endeavours have started heeding to the clarion call of service to their fatherland.
Edo South Senatorial district in Edo State is currently witnessing high expectations amongst the youths, market traders, students, artisans and widows over the anticipated declaration of intent of the chairman of DVD Oil and Gas, Hon Valentine Asuen to join the Senatorial race.
Reports monitored across the seven local government areas made up of Edo South, which encompasses Oredo, Egor, Ovia South, Ovia North East, Orhionmwon, Ikpoba Okha and Uhunmwode shows there is a high approval rating of Hon. Valentine Asuen as to his capability to deliver.
Worthy of note is that Edo South is the commercial nerve centre of Edo State and the local government areas are a highly enlightened set of electorates.
A closer watch on the sudden high expectations to Valentine Asuen’s whispered entrance to the Senatorial race shows it is strictly out of the antecedents of the Oil and Gas Mogul.
A typical scene monitored at Okada the administrative headquarters of Ovia North-East Local Government Area said it all. At the mention of Valentine Asuen’s gossiped entrance, the gathering went hysterical.
”Yes these are the kind of people we need to represent us, his humanitarian services right from his childhood days must have prompted this noble quest, now is the time for the youths who have excelled in their careers to translate such success to society, people that started from the bottom and grew gradually at our very own eyes to the pinnacle of their careers.
“We believe in his capacity, experience, compassion, honesty, hard work, diplomacy, perseverance and above all his humility.” Greg Ikponwonsa, 35 years old community teacher.
”Wetin we wan ask for pass from God again ? If person like DVD come out say he wan contest for Senator for Edo South na be say God don answer our prayers, we dey forget say God no go ever come down come help us but He go send helpers, our prayers na make e be true say DVD dey contest, because levels don change b dat” Osagie, a truck driver said.
Last week a group of women who claim to be widows endorsed his aspiration saying that his representation as a Senator would further help in the philanthropic services he offers to the widows and the less privileged in the society.
According to Mrs. Ivie Johnson AKA Mummy Efe, it is a welcome development.”
We are grateful for a day like this when we would see people like Hon Valentine Asuen seek such positions, if spirited Nigerians that are compassionate and honest like Asuen are in control of our leadership we would not be complaining, ordinarily our senators are closer to us the masses and they should be in direct communication with us.
Valentine Asuen is humble and approachable, he attends to everyone and he happens to be a gentleman to the core, we are highly anticipating his coming it would definitely be a relief to the poor masses”
“Valentine Asuen is a large employer of labour, currently, DVD oil and gas employs over 1000 staff and the company is deeply involved in social corporate responsibilities to the society.
DVD’s commitment to its customers in relation to value-added services puts DVD Oil and Gas amongst the best companies in terms of corporate social responsibility in the country.
Times with out number he has opened his fuel pumps free to the general public in other to cushion the economic plight of the masses, these are the kind of leaders we need. We trust him” -Mr Issac Egor, Local Government Employee.
Hon Valentine Asuen comes from a humble background of an illustrious Edo Family. The late Chief (Dr) Scotty Paul Asuen (JP) was his biological father.
Valentine Asuen who once served as a councillor in Oredo Local Government Council is a founding member of the All Progressives Congress, APC and the immediate State Youth Leader of the party.
His entrant into the race is informed by a burning desire to contribute his quota as a patriotic Nigerian in a genuine effort to move the country forward.
The- youthful- frontline- senatorial hopeful is of the firm believe that Nigerian youth possess the capacity to facilitate early break-away of the country from socio-political and economic burden through involvement with elective positions.
(Additional Report, ireporteronline)