Dr. Ernest Afolabi Umakhihe yesterday met with APC leaders in Etsako Central and Etsako East Local Government as part of his ongoing engagement with stakeholders in the party.
During his address, Dr. Umakhihe expressed his happiness at being in Etsako and conveyed his deep respect for the people of Etsako Central. He emphasized his belief in the central role of politics and his confidence in his capacity, ability, and intellect to govern Edo State.
Dr. Umakhihe also highlighted his educational background, including achieving a PhD, and his extensive experience as a technocrat, bureaucrat, and administrator. He pointed to his track record of successful projects across Edo State and his support for the APC, even during his time as a civil servant. Notably, he mentioned his financial support for the APC in the last local government election.
Prior to meeting with the APC leaders, Dr. Umakhihe visited the Etsako Central APC elders for special prayers before heading to the Party Secretariat.
The APC leaders from both local governments offered their prayers and assured Dr. Umakhihe of their support in securing the APC Governorship ticket. They expressed their confidence in his ability to continue the development initiatives in the state and pledged their backing for his candidacy.