Aspirant of the All Progressives Congress in Edo State 2024 governorship election, Major- General Charles Airhiavbere (retd.), says the All Progressives Congress (APC) task to takeover the leadership of the State from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) must be accomplished.
He dropped the hint at a meeting with members of Oredo Ward 1 of APC at his residence in Benin City where he stated that Edo State would benefit more federal government-led administration of President Bola Tinubu if APC government is enthroned in in the State in the forthcoming poll.
Airhiavbere said, “I have always insisted that Edo State should be governed by a party that is in the centre because this is the heartbeat of the nation. How can the heartbeat be in another party and then you still say it is the heartbeat?
“We must trust the government at the federal level and we must key in; that is why we are restating that bringing under the APC government is a task that must be done. That is one of the reasons I have decided to throw my cap into the ring and to make sure that we rescue the State”, he said.
The retired military officer said, “We hear people saying there should be zoning. You can only zone what you have; if you don’t have a daughter, you cannot give out a daughter in marriage. That is why the APC must present the best and the best is standing before you.
Wealth creation through tourism
He stated that he would create viable alternative source of income for the traditional institution through tourism if given the opportunity to govern the State.
He also vowed to accord traditional institution its pride of place and lead the State to economic prosperity if given the mandate through infrastructural development and good governance.
Recall that Airhiavbere made his first attempt to contest governorship election on the platform of PDP, but he lost the gubernatorial poll to Senator Adams Oshiomole in 2012.