As political parties in Edo State head to their gubernatorial primaries in readiness for the 2024 governorship election a socio-political organization, Esan Alliance Movement (EAM), yesterday said Senator Monday Okpebholo’s community and senatorial development would be replicated if he becomes the governor of the state.
The group in a statement made available to newsmen in Benin City, Monday noted that the federal lawmaker’s interest to vie for the number one seat of power in the state would address the infrastructural deficit and make life more meaningful for the people.
Coordinator of the group, Samson Okoduwa and Secretary Imade Osagie, while appealing to the leadership of the All Progressives Congress(APC) to harken to the cry of people of Edo Central senatorial district and support the zone in producing Governor Obaseki’s successor in 2024.
While expressing optimism that APC is poised to produce the next governor, the group said the party must ensure that a candidate that is popular, compassionate, capable and acceptable to the people of the state is fielded.
“Our support for Senator Okpebholo popularly called ‘Akpakomiza’ is anchored on the fact that the federal lawmaker has shown commitment and capacity by embarking on laudable projects that have touched the lives of people of his constituency.
“His projects and programme in Edo Central before his election as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in February 2023 demonstrate his dedication to the well-being and development of the region.
“His multi-faceted approach, covering water supply, education, security, social sector, road construction and electricity, reflects a comprehensive vision for community growth and empowerment. We are convinced that if given the opportunity to serve as governor of the state he will definitely change the narratives for the better.”