Edo Lawmaker-elect spills intention to relocation before winning house of rep

Esosa Iyawe, a 40-year-old alumnus of Benson Idahosa University and newly-elected representative for the Oredo Federal Constituency in Edo State, has shared that he had plans to leave the country prior to his election victory.

He stated this during an interview with Punch, stating that he switched to the Labor Party after Peter Obi left PDP for Labour Party.

He claimed that the exorbitant expense of living and the country’s dire state motivated him to run for the office, and that he had even made plans to relocate before deciding to join politics.

In his words;

“At one point, I even had plans of relocating to another country because the more one works, the less one gets as the naira loses value daily. The cost of living is high while inflation is also skyrocketing even though Nigeria is blessed with natural resources.

A lot of countries don’t have one-10th of what we have but they are living well due to proper planning while we are still battling to make things work for several years and we remain underdeveloped. So, I decided to put my hat in the ring to ensure that if Obi became the president,  I would assist in making and supporting bills that would enable him to function well as one of his disciples.

I believe that we need laws based on common sense to make things work. As an engineer, I believe that I have the capacity to do things that will positively impact the people of Oredo. That was why I actually jumped into the race.”

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