By Ikhili Ebalu, Benin City
As Edo people search for a Governor ahead the 2024 governorship election, it has become imperative that the search be skewed towards the direction of equity and the individual who can unite Edo people.
It is trite that there can be no Edo State without Esanland and this goes to restate our deep sense of homogeneity borne out of our historical past and contemporary brotherliness.
We hold our existence to a common ancestry and no wind or ideological hurricane can divide us. Our progress is predicated on the collective engagements of all segments from the three Senatorial districts.
Thus, no race, people, districts or tribes should be marginalised in this commonwealth of advancement. Equity and justice must, and should prevail in the choice of the next Governor from Edo Central and the tripod of growth will be upheld.
This is where the name of Rt. Hon. Bright Omokhodion comes to mind as the state needs an Edo Governor of Esan extraction with an Edo centric bias.
Omokhodion has demonstrated his love for the stability of Edo State in the past when he sacrificed to stabilise the government of Ccomrade Governor Adams Oshiomhole by accepting the position of Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly to make the tripod stand.
This is why leaders from all backgrounds are enjoined to unite to nominate and elect Rt. Hon. Bright Omokhodion as Governor of Edo State come 2024.