Why we want Okpebholo as governor –Benin Moat Support group

A socio-political group based in Benin City, Edo State, has drummed support for the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, saying that what state needed now was action and not words.

Speaking to newsmen, yesterday in Benin City, Kensington Uwadia, Convener of the Society for Benin Moats and Artefacts, said that Senator Monday Okpebholo was a man not given to many words.

According to him, “Okpebholo believes that action speaks louder than voice. I have known him for many years, and he has demonstrated that in many high-level boardroom situations.

“Edo state has experimented with Professors, Doctors, technocrats, and others, yet they have all disappointed us.

“Among those who have taken the state to enviable position was Samuel Ogbemudia. He didn’t speak grammar in government house but performed creditably well.

“This narrative that Monday Okpebholo is not speaking big English should be put to shreds. A man who single-handedly raised a multi-billionaire company in Nigeria does not need any other testament to prove his worth,” Uwadia added.

On the development of the Benin Moat, Uwadia said that as governor, the development of the Benin Moat and other traditional heritage will top the agenda of Senator Okpebholo.

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“I am aware that tourism is one of his major areas of interest. This is the first time we have a governor who wants to revive and sell Edo heritage to the world.

“He does not need big grammar to that but the ability to manage men and resources.”

“In 2016, when Godwin Obaseki became Governor of Edo state, the people were all carried away with the big grammar and the suits and tie. Today, where are we? What has gone better? Nothing.

“A man who was able to defeat a sitting PDP senator in Esanland and clinch the governorship ticket in APC all by himself surely has something to offer in politics,” Uwadia explained.

Early in the week, Senator Okpebholo, popularly called Akpakomisa was presented with the APC flag as the governorship candidate of the party by President Bola Tinubu in Aso Rock, Abuja.

Okpebholo, who received the flag alongside his running mate, Dennis Idahosa, promised to tackle security problems and infrastructure development if voted into office.

President Tinubu, on his part, promised to support them during the election.

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