By: ADOGA, Michael Oyi.
Yesterday, some friends of Barr. Godwin Offiono aka Goffio, invited him to a round table meeting in Abuja to seek clarity and his readiness to contest for the House of Representatives seat, that will be declared vacant in few days, following Rt. Hon. Jarigbe Agom’s elevation to the Senate.
Friends led by Barr. Omang C. Omang, asked Barr Goffio to clarify some stories making the round about his interest in the reps seat. “We have been hearing and seeing on social media that you’re interested in the reps seat, as friends we called you here to hear from you and to know our stand. Tell us your mind, so that, you wouldn’t blame us if you see us supporting someone else tomorrow.”
“We’re aware that, our impeccable Senator-elect, Jarigbe Agom will be inaugurated soon and his reps seat will be declared vacant, fresh election conducted to fill the void. Hon. Jarigbe has left a big shoe that will require a people-centric Person to fill. You are capable but we’re here to hear from you directly”.
Reacting to his friends, Barr. Godwin Offiono aka Goffio stated unequivocally that, though he has consulted with God but will love to consult with leaders, and wider first, before formally making his final decision known to his friends and the public. “I have consulted with God, but I’m yet to consult with my leaders, and wider. I’m not a desperate person, considering the fact that, our principal, Senator-elect, Jarigbe Agom is yet to be sworn in and his seat declared vacant. We will wait until he’s sworn in. To many of you, my Political trajectory has been sympathetic but I will draw my strength from my capacity and your sympathy. I will communicate you at the appropriate time. I thank you all for your thoughtfulness and concern towards me.”
In conclusion, Goffio’s friends enjoined him to go about his consultation and revert to them as soon as possible. “You are too good to be left alone, we can’t forget in a hurry your selflessness towards our people. You care less about yourself but more about people, we’re waiting for you to decide.”