Rooting For Gov. Oshiomhole
As preparations for the Edo State governorship election gathers momentum, leading Abuja based comedian, Rolland Igbadume a.k.a. Youngest Oldman is in the forefront of the campaign for the re-election of Governor Adams Oshiomhole. While it was widely reported in the last two weeks that the entertainment icon was mobilising 10,000 youths to campaign for the comrade governor, last week saw him actively participate in the campaign activities.
Newsworld entertainment can authoritatively report that the comedian who has given hope to many Abuja based artistes through his impressive achievements and success story, was actively involved last week when 1,000 commercial motorcycle riders popularly called Okada, took part in a campaign march in support of the governor’s re-election bid.
“You see, I have never been a politician or given my support to any politician, but with Governor Oshiomhole, it is different because the way he transformed the stae within a very short time, I had no choice than to align with what is good for my people. I felt, if I don’t support this man, I would be doing my state a great disservice. So I decided a long time ago that weather he is interested in a second term or not, we the Edo people who love what is good, who are not particularly concerned about our personal gains, would mobilise and come out en mass to convince him to contest so that he would have much more time to transform the state,” an excited Youngest Oldman told journalists.
Close sources say the artiste is scheduled to visit indigenes of the state in the Diaspora to canvass for support for the governor. Countries to be visited include the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Spain, Italy and Germany. Youngest Oldman is expected to visit these countries along with Benedicta Attoh, a senior special assistant to the governor.
It would be recalled that Youngest Oldman was last year emerged as City People’s most successful comedian of the year in Abuja.