The Senator representing Edo Central at the National Assembly, Senator Monday Okpebholo, popularly known as ‘Akpakomiza’, has promised to declare a state of emergency in all sectors of Edo State if elected as governor of the state.
The seasoned politician made this known weekend when he met with executives of the party in Etsako Central, Etsako East, Etsako West, Owan and Akoko-Edo local government areas in Edo North, where he appealed to the All Progressives Congress (APC) delegates to nominate him as the party’s flag bearer for the forthcoming governorship election.
Senator Okpebholo addressed the crowd with passion and conviction. He outlined his vision for a transformative governance that would address the pressing issues facing Edo State across various sectors.
He promised to declare a state of emergency in all sectors to reflect his commitment to bring about substantial and rapid changes to the state’s socio-economic landscape.
“I stand before you today with a solemn pledge to declare a state of emergency in all sectors of Edo State if I am elected as your governor. We cannot afford to maintain the status quo when our people are yearning for progress and development. It’s time for bold and decisive actions,” declared Senator Okpebholo.
He emphasised that the state of emergency would encompass key areas such as education, healthcare, infrastructure, security, agriculture and job creation as he stressed the urgency of addressing the issues, citing the need for immediate intervention to uplift the lives of Edo residents.
Senator Okpebholo, highlighting his experience and dedication to public service, asserted that he possessed the leadership qualities required to steer Edo State towards prosperity and called on the delegates to nominate him as the APC flag bearer for the election.
Meanwhile, as the APC faithful deliberate on their choice for the party’s flag bearer, the Senator’s promise has set the stage for an intriguing political contest that will likely capture the attention of voters in the upcoming election.