Edo 2024: Okpebholo Family Endorses Ighodalo

Edo 2024: Okpebholo Family Endorses Ighodalo

Edo 2024: Okpebholo Family Endorses Ighodalo

By Samuel Odion

The aspiration of the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the September election, Dr Asue Ighodalo, received a huge boost on Wednesday when the Okpebolo family in Uromi, the administrative headquarters of Esan Northeast Local Government Area endorsed him and threw their weight behind his aspiration.

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The family members defected from their various political parties and joined the rest of their members who were already in the PDP to jointly endorse Ighodalo and the PDP.

The carnival-like atmosphere witnessed not just only the members of the family but also women, youths and other members of the community, all chanting Ighodalo’s name and affirming that he is their governorship candidate for the election.

Ighodalo had stormed Uromi to personally witness their defection to the PDP with a number of his supporters.

He was treated to a warm welcome as cultural dance troupes added colour to the convivial atmosphere, showcasing the rich heritage of the Uromi Kingdom, as they welcomed their guest with traditional dances and songs.

The visit was significant in many respect as it served as a pivotal moment for Ighodalo to further reaffirm and expand his bond with the Okpebholo dynasty and indeed the Amedokhian people of Uromi, where he also shared his vision and aspirations for the people of Uromi and the broader Edo State.

With the approval of the head of the Okpebholo dynasty, Hon Engr. Felix Okpebholo, Barr. Patrick Okpebholo, a grassroots politician and mobilizer, who recently dumped the Labour Party for the PDP, introduced his cherished family members, who are leaders and stakeholders in various endeavors of life.

Ighodalo expressed his profound gratitude to the family for the support and reception and promised not to let anyone down. He assured his audience that gathered to welcome him, of his unwavering dedication to their cause, pledging to uphold the values of integrity, accessibility and inclusivity in whatever he will do in the state.

Ighodalo emphasized the importance of unity and collective action in realizing their shared dreams for a brighter future and a prosperous Edo State.

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Also speaking, former Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Friday Itulah, thanked the House of Okpebholo and the good people of Uromi for the warm reception accorded the PDP candidate.

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