Edo 2024: Owan West APC Declares Total Support for Dr Ernest Afolabi Umakhihe

Dr Ernest Afolabi Umakhihe, a leading APC governorship aspirant and former permanent secretary in the ministry of Agriculture and ruler development today meets with Owan West APC Leaders ahead of APC upcoming Governorship primary.


Speaking, Dr Umakhihe  expressed his belief that Owan West deserves to produce the next governor, and he is confident in his capacity, ability, and experience to lead the state to greater heights.

Dr Umakhihe, a product of Holy Trinity Grammar School, Sabo emphasized that he is not relying on the notion of marginalization I Owan to gain support but believes he is qualified and capable of being the next Governor of Edo State.

Having served as a director in various sectors before his appointment as permanent secretary by President Muhammad Buhari, Dr Umakhihe can boast of a commendable track record in public service. He retired last December as permanent secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

During his time as permanent secretary, he staunchly supported the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the last local government elections in Edo state. He has also initiated and executed numerous projects across the three senatorial districts, focusing on education, infrastructure, and youth empowerment.

Dr Umakhihe recognized the importance of addressing security concerns in Owan West and the entire state. As an expert in security, he is confident in his ability to curb insecurity. Furthermore, he plans to revolutionize agriculture by implementing mechanized and irrigation farming techniques. He also has plans to invest in education by building schools and ensuring they are equipped with qualified teachers.

His commitment to empowering the youth and women is evident through his initiatives, such as providing interest-free loans to the youth and creating opportunities for women to thrive in various sectors.

The support for Dr Umakhihe’s candidacy was clearly demonstrated by the APC leader, Prophet Ojo Agen. He welcomed Dr Umakhihe home and expressed the party’s full force in supporting an Owan man as the next governor. Prophet Agen commended Dr Umakhihe for his many impactful projects and wished him the blessings of their ancestors.

With Dr Umakhihe’s pledge to continue his dedicated service to the people of Edo State, it is clear that he has the determination and support necessary to bring about positive change and development if elected as the next Governor.

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