Labour Party Governorship Aspirant, Dr. Azemhe decries high cost of nomination form


Jan 24, 2024



Iduozee Efe Paul, Benin


A frontline aspirant on the platform of the Labour party, Dr. Azemhe Azena has disclosed that, he is still in the race for the 2024 Edo governorship primary election, and is fully prepared for the battle.

He equally lamented the high cost of the labour party form in Edo state.

Addressing his supporters and members of his church in Benin Airport on the arrival of his wife from Italy to Benin city, Dr. Azemhe expressed his determination to run for the position of governor in Edo State.

He therefore reassured them that he will not back off, no matter the amount for the nomination form.

Dr. Azemhe, an educationist is of the opinion that the amount should not scare anyone who wants to govern the eighteen local government areas of the state.

He said,“I am not backing off from the governorship election. I am not even running, I am flying now. I started with running, but now I am flying. After the primary election, I will now be soaring to another level.

” Although based on the policy of the party, everybody expected the money for the nomination form to be lesser than that amount. But, to everyone who wants to run for the governorship position should not look at thirty million as a big deal.

“For somebody who wants to govern the eighteen local government of the state and 92 wards and over five million people, and being scared because of 30 million naira shows the person never really prepared.

” But me, I am only saying that being the labour party that we know, that is, the ideology of Labour party, we understand it is meant for the commoners, the low income earners , the civil servants.

“No human being on earth would have expected it to be lesser. Nevertheless, whether any political party put his form at a billion naira, whosoever wants to run will run.

“I Dr. Azemhe Azena, the very true son of the Oracle, no amount of money that will chase a lion out of the forest. It is the king of the forest. I remain the king of this race.

Dr. Azemhe Azena who was at the Airport to welcome his wife, Pastor Precious Azhene, who arrived in the country from Italy after giving birth to a baby girl expressed appreciation to God for the safe delivery.

Dr. Azena shared his joy with supporters and well-wishers on her arrival to the country, and expressed his gratitude to God for the safe delivery of his wife and baby girl.
The Man of God also thanked his family, the ministry he belongs to, and the crowd that celebrated with them.

“A lot of people may think it is the arrival of the baby we are celebrating. We are celebrating the alive of my wife not the arrival of the baby. What was contended was not the birth of baby, it was the life of my wife and we are doing this today to shame the Devil.

“The people you see here today are here to celebrate with us not that they don’t have where to go, but instead of us to be crying which the Devil meant for us.

” We are here smiling telling the devil he is a fool, that he can do his worse but God can do his best. And I have already compose a song to shame the devil. ‘He think say I go cry. He see say I no cry… yah, yah’…”

The televangelist also believed that the ideology of the Labour party is meant for the commoners, the low income earners, and the civil servants, and anyone who wants to run for the governorship position should focus on this aspect.


Mrs. Precious Azemhe Azena who had a challenging childbirth experience, also expressed her gratitude to God for the miracle of her safe delivery. She thanked her husband, family, and the ministry for their support during the difficult period.

She said: ”It wasn’t easy. I just want to return all the glory to God. I want to thank my family, my husband and the ministry I belong to especially the crowd here for celebrating me and not coming to pick my corpse. I am alive today standing by God’s grace. It is testimony. I am really surprise to see them and I deeply appreciate them. I thank God that what the enemy planned God turned it to be a thing of joy.”

Dr. Azemhe and his wife, Precious Azena visited the Faith Mediplex Hospital on Airport road, Benin, where Mrs. Azemhe was initially receiving medical attention before seeking medical care abroad, to thank and appreciate the management for their services.

The head of administration at Faith Mediplex Hospital on Airport road, Benin city, Mr. Osas Odin, thanked Dr. Azemhe and his wife for coming back to appreciated the hospital management with kind words and heartfelt gratitude. “Your kind are rare” he stated.

For Dr. Osawenwenze Monday at Faith Mediplex Hospital on Airport road, Benin city described the put to birth of the baby girl as a miracle.

He said ,”this is a miracle baby, a child that we termed that God had decided that her coming to a planet earth is for a difference.

“The challenges that the mother of the baby girl went through during the pregnancy of this baby, we cannot quantify it with words.

“The challenges were full of mountains, hills, odds and difficulties. A point came that we were confused as to what to do next.

“But we have this confidence in us that God who have began a good work has the capacity and ability to finish everything. Here, we are today holding this baby in my hands is indeed a miracle,” he added.

It would be recalled that, the high cost of the nomination form has been a matter of concern for many party faithful and aspirants, with the Labour party pegging the cost at thirty million naira.

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