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Edo Gubernatorial Primaries: I want your Unified Vote, Umakhihe Appeal to Delegates

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The  frontline aspirant of the All Progressive Congress(APC), for the September governorship election in Edo State Dr. Ernest Umakhihe has appealed to the sons and daughters of the Orhionmwon (Abudu), Ikpoba Okha (Idogbo), Oredo (Benin) communities to nominate him to be the flag bearer of the APC at the forthcoming primaries.

Umakhihe disclosed this when he embarked on a campaign train visit to Orhionmwon (Abudu), Ikpoba Okha (Idogbo), Oredo (Benin) senatorial districts.


Dr Umakhihe said that, he joined the gubernatorial race because he had the capacity to transform the state.

In his address, he said: “My elders, my sisters, my brothers, and my friends, today I have come to meet you people to nominate me for the governor of this state.

So that I can go into primaries and win as a united front, I want you people to nominate me to bear the APC flags and contest in the governorship election.”


  He, however, noted that some of the communities have oil wells, and he was ready to use the funds to develop the community alongside the government allocations.  

Speaking on security, Umakhihe said that he is an expert in security strategy and has the blueprint for resolving the challenges. 

“I know there is a security challenge here, and I have the blueprint to resolve it, and we will involve the traditional system in intelligence so that everybody can sleep with two eyes closed.”

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Leadership: Power Rotation in Edo State will bring more Unity, fairness-Edo Vibrant Volunteers

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A group known  as Edo Vibrant Volunteers has called for a rotating leadership positions among different regions or groups within our state saying that  the rotation  will no doubt  promote unity, fairness, and a sense of belonging among all citizens. 


In statement jointly signed by Amb Charity OsagieCoordinator, Prince Smart Okosun Dep. Leader, Chief Mrs Lilian Efe Secretary, Dr. Mrs Edith Okojie Woman Leader and Chief Emsaun IkaMember on Tuesday.


According to the statement,  we write to respectfully express our perspective regarding the issue of power rotation in our esteemed state. 


“While we deeply respect your position and the traditions that have guided our community for generations, we believe it is essential to consider the broader principles of democracy and inclusivity in governance.


“As we strive for progress and development in our state, it is crucial to ensure that every segment of our society feels represented and empowered. 


“Power rotation serves as a mechanism to foster inclusivity and equal opportunity for all citizens, regardless of their background or affiliation.


“By rotating leadership positions among different regions or groups within our state, we can promote unity, fairness, and a sense of belonging among all citizens. 


“This approach also allows for the equitable distribution of resources and opportunities, which are essential for sustainable development and social cohesion.”


The statement added that “Furthermore, embracing the principle of power rotation aligns with the values of democracy and participatory governance, where the voice of every individual matters and contributes to the collective welfare of our society. 


“It fosters transparency, accountability, and the ability to address the diverse needs and concerns of our people effectively.


“We understand that change can be challenging, especially when it involves longstanding traditions and beliefs. However, we believe that embracing diversity and adaptability is essential for the progress and prosperity of our state. 


“By embracing power rotation, we can move forward as a more united and inclusive community, where every citizen has the opportunity to contribute to our shared success.
“We respectfully urge the good citizens of Edo State to reconsider their stance on this matter and to engage in open dialogue with stakeholders from all walks of life. 


“Together, we can work towards a future where our state thrives as a shining example of democracy, fairness, and unity.


“Thank you for considering our perspective, and we  look forward to a lasting solution that will foster the growth of our State. Thus a new Edo is possible”

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