April 17, 2024

Edo 2024: APC To Reclaim Edo – Umakhihe

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By Simeon OSAJIE

A frontline governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Dr. Ernest Afolabi Umakhihe on Tuesday said the party is determined to reclaim Edo State in the forthcoming governorship election to provide quality leadership that will enthrone good governance.

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He lamented that there has not been significant development in the state particularly in the area of people oriented projects and infrastructure.

Umakhihe spoke, while soliciting the support and nomination of APC leaders and delegates in Abudu, Idogbo and Benin, headquarters of Orhionmwon, Ikpoba-Okha and Oredo Local Government Councils respectively.

Umakhihe who described the situation as unfortunate said Abudu in Orhionmwon Local Government Council Area has remained underdeveloped owing to  PDP misrule, promising to ensure judicious use of the 13% derivation  fund for oil communities for the overall development and benefit of the people.

“I am seeking your support and nomination for the governorship ticket. I have personally contributed to the party in the state with my projects verifiable in all 18 Local Government Councils.

“Sadly, no impact of governance in the state. I am not feeling the impact of government in Edo.I have the blueprint to develop Edo state. The blueprint will ensure that boundary disputes, kidnapping and banditry are tackled. We are delivering Edo State to APC.” he said.

He noted that he is determined to changing the narratives, if he emerges the APC governorship flag bear in the gubernatorial election primary, adding that farmers, youth and women in Orhionmwon, Ikpoba-Okha and Oredo Local Government Councils, will get funding, agriculture projects and support for their farms.

Umakhihe added that with his connections and experience as a retired Federal Permanent Secretary, he is the best man for the job.

He noted that he has single-handedly attracted people oriented projects spread across the 18LGAs in the three senatorial districts of Edo state.

Responding, Leaders of the APC both from Oredo and Ikpoba-Okha expressed support for the aspirant just as party supporters and leaders in Orhionmwon led by a former House of representative member, who represented Orhionmwon/Uhunmwode federal constituency in the National Assembly, Patrick Aisowieren said his visit is a sign of good things coming to the state.

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