Arogbo Youths in Ese Odo Council area of Ondo State have demanded that a candidate of Arogbo Ijaw origin be considered for the Ilaje/ Ese-Odo House of Representatives Seat in the 2023 election
This was the resolution of a meeting of over 100 youth Presidents of Arogbo Ijaw towns and villages convened by the treasurer of Ijaw Youths Council , IYC , Western Zone comprising Ondo ,Edo and Delta , Mr Abednego Opere.
Going down memory lane , the meeting disclosed that In the entire Ilaje / Ese Odo Federal Constituency, it was only the Arogbo Ijaws that have never occupied the seat at the House of Representatives despite the clan’s contributions to the political successes of its neighbours.
While describing the present situation as against logic, equity, justice and good conscience , the group resolved to challenge what it called continuous neglect and marginalization of arogbo Kingdom in the political equation of Ilaje Ese Odo Federal Constituency.
It also charged both traditional and Political leaders in the axis to prevail especially on the two major political parties to field arogbo ijaw candidates for the seat .