By Ikhili Ebalu, Benin City
Foremost governorship aspirant in the Edo State gubernatorial election, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Engr. Gideon Ikhine, aka Game Changer has promised to form a government that will unite the people of Edo State and bring the needed progress for the benefit of Edo citizens.
He described himself as the best candidate for the job having carefully studied and appraised the challenges facing the state and devised workable strategies including the right capacity, capability, trust and credibility to solving them, stressing however that these were the right ingredients needed to win election that will return the party to the Government House
Engr. Ikhine disclosed this today during his visit to Okada, Ovia North East local government area, and Iguobazuwa, Ovia South West, to inform members of the party of his intention to run for Governorship position in Edo State.
He further said that in the past, elected officials always see themselves as independent, and therefore forget to render their stewardship to the people and recognise the surprimacy of the party, adding that his government will ensure the restoration party surprimacy and report directly to the state working committee as governor.
On security he promised to give back power to the traditional rulers and empower them in order to be able to take care of their respective domains.
“I came to beg you to send me and guide me to represent you as governor of Edo State, I promised to give to you all that you deserve as leaders and members. My government will not engage in activities that will encourage capital flight from the state. We will give opportunities to qualified Edo people to work for their state”.
Ikhine promised to develop and build the City centers which will also serve as industial areas and also collaborate with the Federal Government in a robust fashion to build the state.
Ikhine emphasised the need for Edo people to first of all identify who they are, adding that we all are from the great Benin Kingdom. He said if this is realized the problems in the state will reduce because everyone will join hand to develop it.
“Any responsible government must make its citizens to prosper through its Programme and policies, adding that he will empower the people through the execution of people oriented projects”.
In their responses, the people described Engr. Gideon Ikhine as a known person in Edo State whom they believe has the capability to solve Edo problems if elected, looking at his background from the private sector.
They assured him of their support during the primary electiion to enable him secure the Party’s ticket and wished him w