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Umakhihe Secures Overwhelming Support, Recognition as he concludes L.G.A campaign tour



The gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Dr. Ernest Umakhihehas concluded the campaign tour of 18 local governments ahead of the primary election to secure their support.

Umakhihe rounded up the one-week tour at Owan West, Owan East, and Akoko Edo at the weekend.

The aspirant, however, said that he was fulfilled and satisfied with the warm reception he got during the tour, adding that he was hopeful to cling to the APC ticket.

According to him, I want to say I am fulfilled and satisfied that the people wanted to see me, to put the face to the name they are hearing.

“That is why I went around all the LGA for them to know me and for me to talk to them; the reception was loud.

I am 100 percent assured that I will cling to the ticket with what I have seen.

Umakhihe, noted that based on his track record in performance, he should be considered for the ticket.

“My slogan is the reward of hard work is more work.

“What I am telling Edo people is, give me more opportunity for more work, and I will perform more.

“So you can see real performance at that level. I will improve on the legacy of the present government if you give me this ticket, and I will deliver in the general election.

Because the people love me and I have the credentials and the ability to perform in the general election.

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



Jeph Ajayi
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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