Edo 2024: Traditional Rulers Endorse Imuse, APC Chair, For Governor

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Traditional rulers from Edo Central, popularly known as Enijies, have endorsed the governorship aspiration of the state APC Chairman, retired Colonel David Imuse, for the 2024 off-circle election.

The traditional rulers gave the endorsement on Sunday while receiving the gubernatorial aspirant alongside his wife at the palace of Abumere, the Onojie of Ekpoma, where they were gathered.
Imuse, who was also joined on the visit by his supporters and political admirers, intimated the traditional institution of his desire to govern the state come 2024.
Well informed

The APC chairman said he was seeking the office not because he was from Edo Central, but because he was well informed, competent and capable.
He asserted that because he understood the duties of a state governor, he would certainly make a good one, if secured the party ticket and went on to win the poll.
Imuse, a medical graduate of the University of Benin, who served in the Nigeria Army before retiring into private business and politics, assured the traditional rulers of purposeful leadership.
“I must say that I know Edo state like the palm of my hands, having traversed its length and breadth on more than two occasions.
“These occasions include when I served as Director-General of the Campaign Organisations of two gubernatorial aspirants, and as the Acting Chairman of the party during the 2020 governorship elections with Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as the APC flag-bearer.
“So, I am at home in most of the communities, even in the remotest part of the state. I am prepared to provide purposeful leadership as governor to address all the challenges facing Edo state,” said the aspirant.
Become a reality

Responding on behalf of all the traditional rulers, the Onojie of Igueben, Ehizogie Ailuojerior, broke the kola nuts to pray for Imuse’s aspiration to become a reality.
The prayer, he said, would be accepted more so that the aspirant came home to inform the Enijies of his dream.
The late Professor Ambrose Alli, was the last governor of Esan extraction and he performed excellently well. Our prayer is that you will attain the heights he attained and do more.
“We also pray that God will make it possible for you to get your party ticket to enable you contest and win the 2024 Edo Governorship elections.
“We are asking God for that governor that will bring about good governance in Edo state and by doing so bring overall development.
“And just as you requested, we the traditional rulers of Esanland will consider your aspiration and we pray that God will make your dreams become reality by answering your prayers,” the Onojie said.
Ailuojerior remarked that merely looking, it was apparent that the APC chief was a vibrant, visionary and a purpose driven man.
He said he was optimistic that he would deliver based on his submission about the challenges facing the state.

NAN/Lateefah Ibrahim

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