By Justice Umoru
Engr Gideon Ikhine is indeed a strong candidate for the Edo state Governorship election. There are several reasons why he can be considered the best candidate:
Qualifications and Experience: Engr Gideon Ikhine has a strong background in engineering and business management. With over 33 years of experience working in both private and public sectors, he possesses the knowledge and expertise required to effectively manage the affairs of the state.
Proven Track Record: Throughout his career, Engr Gideon Ikhine has demonstrated a commitment to excellence and success. He has successfully managed various projects, both locally and internationally, which showcases his ability to effectively handle complex issues and deliver results.
Focus on Education: Engr Gideon Ikhine understands the importance of education in driving overall development. He has outlined plans to prioritize the education sector, ensuring that every child in Edo state has access to quality education. This focus on education will not only empower the youth but also contribute to the long-term growth and development of the state.
Infrastructure Development: Engr Gideon Ikhine has expressed a strong commitment to infrastructure development in Edo state. He aims to improve key sectors such as transportation, power supply, and healthcare, which are vital for economic growth and enhancing the overall quality of life for the residents.
Youth Empowerment: Engr Gideon Ikhine recognizes the potential of the youth and believes in empowering them to become active participants in the development of the state. He has proposed various programs and initiatives aimed at creating employment opportunities, skill acquisition, and entrepreneurship support for the youth.
Vision: Engr Gideon Ikhine has a clear vision for the development of Edo State. He has a solid plan for job creation through the agricultural revolution, industrialization & infrastructure development, tourism, and transportation that will drive the economic sector to enable the State to give its citizens affordable healthcare & education for all, security & protection of all Edolites, etc. His vision is centered on. His vision is centered on the people of Edo state, and he aims to create a conducive environment that will attract investment and development.
Integrity: Engr Gideon Ikhine is known for his honesty, transparency, and integrity. This was demonstrated in his last outing in 2020 which led to the admission of Godwin Obaseki into PDP: he was singled out as one person in PDP whose integrity did not allow him to demand or collect any money to step aside for Obaseki to come into the party. Neither was he offended when not allowed to participate in Obaseki’s government after being the DDG of the campaign. This and many more have made him earn the trust of many people in the state.
Overall, Engr Gideon Ikhine’s qualifications, experience, integrity, and vision for the state make him a strong candidate for Edo State Governorship election. His focus on education, infrastructure development, and youth empowerment aligns with the needs and aspirations of the people, making him a worthy contender for the position.