Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Hero welcome for Mercy Johnson's husband in his hometown

    Actress Mercy Johnson's husband Prince Odi Okojie, returned to his hometown in Uroni in Edo state Nigeria on the 8th February.
Prince Okojie who says he is being persuaded by his people to fight for PDP's deputy governor's slot in the coming gubernatorial election in Edo state Nigeria was received like a president when he arrives his hometown. The people trooped out to greet him as he rode around the town.
His wife Mercy Johnson wasn't with him in motorcade upon his arrival. Prince Odi Okojie warm reception is an indication that he would be vying for a political position in the next gubernatorial election.
On Jan 25, 2016 it was reported that, Mercy Johnson Okojie's hubby would be vying for the position of deputy governor Edo state under the platform of the People Democratic party (PDP).
Later in the day he released a statement clarifying his political ambitions.
Read full statement below.
"My attention has been drawn to various campaign on-going online about the upcoming election in Edo state later this year.
" The campaign mainly by young people (Youth) and students from Edo state and my local government, is that, I should vie for the position of Deputy governor in the Edo state. This is based on the premise that since the the zone deputy governorship slot to Edo central where I am originally from. I should represent various interest in the area.
"This is a gesture I appreciate, it's a good thing for people to recognize your good work and want you to serve especially when one has been supportive without being in government.
    " I want to make it clear that, the position of deputy governorship is not a position one campaign for, the party leaders alongside the governorship candidate. However, I am available to serve in whatever capacity the party wants me to serve. I am a loyal party member.
Good luck.

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