From Fred Itua, Abuja

A governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just concluded Edo State primaries, Blessing Agbomhere, has sent out heartfelt congratulations to Senator Monday Okpebholo on his emergence as the candidate of the party for the September 2024 polls.

In his congratulatory message,
Agbomhere, said the nomination of Senator Okpebholo is a testament to the resolve of Edo people to produce a credible and sellable candidate that can be trusted by the people of the state to deliver on good governance.

Agbomhere who was the immediate past South South Zonal Organising Secretary of the APC, said as a co-contestant, Okpebholo possesses such large amount of humility that melts the heart and the sincerity of purpose that is needed to convince anyone that he has the people of the state at heart and will stop at nothing to ensure a better life for them.

He posited that Okpebolo’s nomination is victory for all Edo people who have been yearning for a credible and just leader that can drive the developmental agenda of the APC family to secure a better life for Edo people.

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“Congratulations to All Members and Leaders of the All Progressives Congress on the emergence of our own, Senator Monday Okpebholo as the Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Edo State.

“The emergence of SMO also known as Akpakomiza is a testament to the resolve of Edo APC family to enthrone internal party democracy which has now produced a credible, capable and sellable candidate that can be trusted to ensure that Edo people are lifted our of the present penury that they find themselves in, occasioned by the purposeless and vision-less PDP administration in the state,” the congratulatory message read in part.

Agbomhere also hailed the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed forces, Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the National Chairman of the APC, Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for standing firm for free and fair primaries in Edo State, adding that the transparent process adopted for the primaries ensured that a purpose driven and well respected candidate with integrity is produced.

The APC leader therefore admonishes all party faithful in the state, all other aspirants, women, youths, traditional rulers, religious leaders, and all Edo people including former governor, Comrade Senator Adams Oshiomhole, leaders and statesmen across the country to join hands with Senator Okpebholo to ensure that the party wins the Guber elections come September 2024.

Agbomhere said since the primaries is now over, it is time for respected leaders in the party such as Comrade Adams Oshiomhole; Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Hon. Abubakar Momoh; Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu; General Cecil Esekhaigbe; Rt. Hon. Pius Odubu; Hon. Dekeri Anamero; Edo State chairman of the APC, Caliphat Jarret Tenebe; and Secretary of Edo APC, Chief Lawrence Okah, to again show their love and commitment to the party by working assiduously for the election of Senator Okpebholo as the next governor of Edo State.