Edo 2024: Umakhihe picks APC guber form

Edo state governorship hopeful, Dr. Ernest Afolabi Umakhihe’s has picked up the APC gubernatorial form through a committee of friends on Friday, January 26.

Umakhihe’s gubernatorial form was picked up by Edo Unity League Worldwide. The Group was represented by some Board of Trustees members, led by Chief Victor Ekhator, the Enobore of Benin Kingdom, Comrade Orobosa Omo-Ojo JP, and Comrade Aiyamenkhue Edokpolo. 

In a statement, Street2street campaign ambassadors, a group backing Umakhihe’s governorship ambition said, “His preference is divine, his choice is from the people and his election into the office of Edo State governor is unnegotiable.

The group stressed further that if elected as governor of Edo State, Dr. Umakhihe will ensure comprehensive development of the state and make it the genuine Heartbeat of the Nation.

Public Relations Officer of the group, Mr Benjamin Aghatise said “Obviously, Edo State lacked basic infrastructural facilities even though the state is a member of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). It’s additionally disheartening to learn that some states in the South Western part of Nigeria are financially stable than Edo State, an oil producing state for that matter, hence, the need to bring on board, a man of optimum dignity, a man of indisputable integrity and a man of great character and that man is Dr. Ernest Afolabi Umakhihe.

“As governor of Edo State, Dr. Umakhihe will embark on immediate resuscitation of the ‘Heartbeat of the Nation’s. He will transform the lives of Edolites in a jiffy, attract basic structural and infrastructural developments, massively empower the youths, artisans, teachers and civil servants in the state and encourage them to live shoulder to shoulder with their counterparts all over the country.

“Dr. Umakhihe, who has promised to give Edo State, the most resounding administration in record, will also embark specially on the health of Edolites. Mother and child care health facilities will be built in a 18 local government areas of the state, free regular medical checkups will be organized, high level of concentration will be placed on private hospitals in the state for them to meet up with gold standards, health workers will be adequately remunerated amongst other very important health related matters. This is because the incoming governor is very much aware that health is wealth.


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