Edo 2024::Esan Central Embraces Dr Ernest Afolabi Umakhihe Ahead Of APC Primary

Dr. Ernest Afolabi Umakhihe, the former permanent secretary in the ministry of Agriculture and ruler development, as well as a leading frontline Edo APC Governorship Aspirant, today visited Esan Central APC Leaders as part of his ongoing visits to various local governments.

During his visit, Dr. Umakhihe expressed his strong connection to Esan Central, stating that it is like a second home to him, l. He went on to highlight his extensive experience and accomplishments in various leadership positions, including his nomination by President Muhammed Buhari as permanent secretary and his construction of several roads across the 3 Senatorial districts.

Leaders in Esan Central have expressed their support for Dr Ernest Afolabi Umakhihe in his bid for the APC nomination ticket. Dr Umakhihe, who is married to an Esan woman, visited the community to seek their support in his political aspirations. Prior to retiring as a permanent secretary, he had served in various departments.

During his visit, Dr Umakhihe addressed the pressing issue of water scarcity in Irrua. He assured the community that he would prioritize the provision of portable water. Additionally, he pledged to promote agriculture by implementing effective irrigation systems, ensuring farming can continue all year round.

Improving roads was also high on Dr Umakhihe’s agenda. He acknowledged the deteriorating condition of the Benin Auchi road, which falls under federal jurisdiction. Despite this, he promised to address the issue and invest in road infrastructure for the benefit of the community.

Youth unemployment and education were also highlighted. Dr Umakhihe pledged to create employment opportunities for young people and establish schools equipped with qualified teachers.

Mrs Florence Afolabi Umakhihe, speaking in support of her husband, emphasized his sincerity and reliability. She urged the community to rally behind him and assist in his campaign efforts.

APC Chairman Lawrence Ekioba expressed his confidence in Dr Umakhihe’s abilities and commended his dedication to the race. He offered his prayers for Dr Umakhihe’s success in the upcoming election.

Overall, the leaders of Esan Central have embraced Dr Ernest Afolabi Umakhihe, assuring him of their support in his political endeavors. With their endorsement, coupled with his plans to address pressing community issues, Dr Umakhihe is well positioned for a successful campaign.

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