Edo 2024: Ighodalo promises devt, better future for Edo people

Leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State, gathered in their numbers on Wednesday, to receive Dr. Asue Ighodalo, former Chairman of Sterling Bank Plc and frontline aspirant for the PDP for the 2024 Edo governorship election.

They adopted him as their consensus aspirant ahead of the party’s primary election taking place next month.

This came as Ighodalo promised development and better future for Edo people.

Addressing the mammoth crowd of supporters, in Benin City, Edo State capital, as part of his ongoing state-wide tour, Ighodalo said he has proven track records and capacity to deliver dividends of democracy to the people.

Calling for their support ahead of the party’s primary election, the PDP frontline aspirant noted that his nomination and subsequent election would bring development to the state and guarantee a better future for the people.

He noted that, in terms of capacity and experience, he stood tall amongst other aspirants and appealed to the PDP members to nominate him to fly the party’s flag.

He assured  the people of Oredo of qualitative and people-centered governance if elected governor.

Ighodalo said: “If you nominate me as the PDP candidate and by the grace of God, I become the governor of Edo State, I will bring more development to Oredo and make it great in terms of development.

“This is because Oredo over the years has remained the heartbeat of Edo State and by extension, Nigeria.

“My administration, if elected into office with your support, will transform Edo State to become the number one state in Africa in the area of all-round development.

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“We must join hands together to make Edo greater as one individual cannot do it alone. The issue of security will be given priority in the state because without security, there will not be meaningful development in Edo

“Without security, investors will not come to the state. I want to use this opportunity to beg our youths to stop fighting or killing each other as we are one people.

“We must secure lives and property in Edo State. It is when we are secured that we can get jobs and development

“When you see a stranger with questionable character, report such a person to the security agency because collectively, we must secure our state as security agencies cannot do it alone.”

Ighodalo added, “Please, let us nominate the aspirant that can develop Edo State. Someone with proven track records and has the capacity.

“Not one that will be coming to experiment with the state and this is where I stand tall amongst other aspirants for this election.”

Responding on behalf of the PDP leaders and members in Oredo council, a chieftain of the party, Chief Osaro Idah, the Obazelu of Benin, disclosed that the people have decided to unanimously adopt Ighodalo as their consensus aspirant for the primary election.

“We are going to support and work for Ighodalo to become the next governor of Edo State.

“The leaders and members of the PDP in Oredo have adopted you, Asue Ighodalo, as our sole aspirant for the governorship primary election in Edo,” he added.

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