By Simeon OSAJIE
In a significant political development, Chief Festus Odianosen Ebea, the Obarisiagbon of Ubiaja and former Deputy Speaker and later Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, has disclosed that he is on the verge of concluding extensive consultations across the state as he contemplates vying for the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket in the forthcoming 2024 Edo Governorship elections.
Rt. Hon. Ebea, a prominent figure in Edo State politics, recently embarked on this strategic move to gauge the pulse of the electorate and the sentiments of party stakeholders as he weighs his chances in the highly anticipated gubernatorial race.
Source close to the former Speaker have revealed that his consultations have covered a wide spectrum of the state’s political landscape, including meetings with party leaders and officials, grassroots leaders, opinion molders and various interest groups. Ebea has diligently engaged in conversations aimed at understanding the concerns and aspirations of Edo State residents.
Speaking at Ubiaja about his progress, Chief Ebea expressed confidence in his ability to secure the APC ticket, stating.
“I am humbled by the positive reception I have received during my consultations. Edo State is at a crucial juncture, and I believe I have the vision and commitment to take our state from Hope to Higher Ground. This is my vision,” he said.
Ebea’s aspirations have gained momentum in recent weeks as more APC members rally behind his potential candidacy. Many supporters believe that Chief Ebea’s experience in state governance, having served as the Deputy Speaker and later Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, positions him as a strong contender for the party’s nomination.
Nevertheless, the race for the APC ticket promises to be highly competitive, with several other aspirants also actively pursuing the nomination. The party’s primary election will be closely watched as it unfolds in the coming months, setting the stage for a thrilling contest in the 2024 Edo Governorship elections.
As Chief Festus Odianosen Ebea inches closer to concluding his statewide consultations, Edo State residents and political observers eagerly await the final decision on whether he will officially throw his hat into the ring for the APC gubernatorial ticket.
The 2024 Edo Governorship elections are expected to be a defining moment in the state’s political landscape, and Ebea’s potential candidacy adds an intriguing dimension to the contest.
- Hon Cornelius Amiegbereta , 0808164636435
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