I will make Orhionmwon Hub Of Agriculture In Edo, says Engr. Ikhine

I will make Orhionmwon Hub Of Agriculture In Edo, says Engr. Ikhine

By Ehichioya Steve Odion

A formidable aspirant in the forthcoming Edo 2024 Governorship election, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Engr Gideon Ikhine aka Game Changer has promised to place Orhionmwon in the forefront in the agricultural programme of his government in order to provide food for the people and also grow the state’s revenue base.

He promised to establish a ranch and build agricultural outposts in Orhionmwon as a strategy to integrate and encourage the people there to take advantage of the agricultural programme and maximize its benefits on the people.

Engr. Ikhine made this known today at Abudu, Orihonmwon local government area in continuation of his campaign meeting with the party leadership to canvassed for nomination votes.

He said if the entire state becomes his constituency, he will replicate the developmental strides he brought to his community, adding that a man who has never grown wealth for himself cannot grow wealth for the state. He said he is in hurry to bring Edo back to where it is supposed to be.

“The day you give me your ticket you know that PDP is gone. I was the one who led the team that say no to third term in Edo Central. I led a team that produced a Senator for the first time in the history of Edo Central and other assembly members in the area for APC. Let us know where we are, where we are going. But those who do not understand the journey will fail by the way side. It has always been my dream to become the governor of Edo State and I have never failed in my venture”.

“What I have is a vision for the people of Edo State and I want the people to key into it. Government is a serious business that requires a serious person to be in charge. If you cannot address where you are coming from, you cannot address anything when he get there”.

Ikhine said in the last 3 years, he recruited 12 persons to work and research on the challenges confronting the state and they have since submitted their report and I discovered that Edo is bleeding.

“So if the party members make up their minds to give me the ticket, you will not be disappointed. And I assure you that I will dismantle other party’s candidates in the election. I am prepared for the job”.

In his response, the party chairman of the local government, Julius Agbonze promised Engr. Ikhine that Orhionmwon people will speak with one voice and support him without any division.

“We are satisfied with the programme you presented to us and will report back to our leaders to join us to support you because we believe you can lead the party to victory in the Governorship election

EDO 2024 Polls: Youth Empowerment Will Take Centre Stage In My Govt. If Elected Governor – Engr. Ikhine

EDO 2024 Polls: Youth Empowerment Will Take Centre Stage In My Govt. If Elected Governor – Engr. Ikhine

By Ehichioya Steve Odion

The need for the practical involvement of the youth in the governance of Edo State to engender concerted development took the center stage on Friday when Engr Gideon Ikhine addressed leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress in Ikppba Okha and Uhunmwode local government areas of Edo State

Ikhine, a foremost aspirant for the Edo 2024 governorship contest on the platform of the APC said the failure by successive governments to effectively, meaningfully engage the youth was responsible for the absence of actual growth and development, assuring that his administration when elected governor will make youth engagement the central focus of the administration.

He said if the youths are properly empowered they will not involve in social vices and other things that may serve as distraction. He advised the youths to work hard and take the coming election seriously and work for him to emerge as the party’s candidate because he is in the race and working for a brighter future for them.

The Odiboh-Oba expressing his appreciation to Engr Ikhine vision on Tourism in showcasing Bini Kingdom values

He further said that he does have an ambition but a vision to restore the glory of Edo and its people, adding that unlike craving for the exalted office of governor as could be perceived in the voult ambitions of some politicians all bent against the interest of the ordinary Edo people, but for their self enrichment as well as their family, friends and associates.

“I’m not running for the governorship because I am an Esan man. But I’m running because I’m a son of Benn Kingdom as well. I want Edo people to buy into my vision in order to restore hope for the people”.

“I’m one of the best candidates who actually prepared for this Governorship project having worked night and day to carry out a research in order to be abreast with the problems of Edo State before embarking on this journey”.

He said his plan is to remove APC from opposition in Edo State with the support of Party members in the state, adding that he is the only candidate that can achieve that for the party having grown a broad support base cutting across the three senatorial districts.
He therefore appealed to the leadership of the party to give him the party’s ticket and vowed to dislodge other guber candidates from other political parties in the state.

Continuing, he said in order to be able give Edo people a speedy development he will try and reduce the cost of governmance because the essence of governance is to reduce the sufferings of the people and make sure they live a better life.

He again called on the leadership of the party to consider him for the job and promised to give proper accountability to the leadership of the party and Edo people in general.

In their responses, the chairmen of the respective local government areas visited, Hon. Sunny Ogbewe and Rt. Hon. Osawe Osajemwenre said that with the program presented by Engr. Gideon Ikhine it simply means that the party has gotten a candidate that will win election for the party.

They appealed to the leadership of the party to consider competence and capability of the respective aspirants to win election for the party and not to compromise by presenting a weak candidate that will fail the party.

EDO 2024: Don’t thrust yourself forward If you aren’t Abreast with Edo Problems, Engr Ikhine tasks fellow aspirants

EDO 2024: Don’t thrust yourself forward If you aren’t Abreast with Edo Problems, Engr Ikhine tasks fellow aspirants

By Ehichioya Steve Odion

Leading aspirant in the forthcoming Edo 2024 Gubernatorial election, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, popularly called the Game Changer, Engr. Gideon Ikhine has reiterated the need for the party to consider his nomination as the candidate of the party if they must win the next Governorship election in Edo.

He charged those he called pretenders in the guber race to excuse themselves from the contest since they have no idea of the problems confronting Edo State let alone have the solutions, adding that he has since completed a detailed research on challenges confronting the state in addition to how to resolve them for the benefut of all.

A cross section of Oredo Leaders listening attentively as Engr Gideon ikhine share his vision

Ikhine stated this today during his tour of Egor and Oredo Local Government areas in continuation of his consultation/meeting with the leadership of the party in those localities.

“I don’t have the powers to send my self to the seat of power, you are the ones that have such power to send me as your son. And I will deliver base on the vision I have for Edo people. I have the capability to dislodge candidates of other political parties during the election. Let us not be sentimemtal about our election but rather work hard to win the election without relying on federal might”.

He again said that if we have to move forward as a state, we must have someone that will unify the people and enhance the lives of the people, adding that he is the most qualified to make Edo state the destination of choice in the global arena.

Engr Gideon Ikhine and the Director General of the Beacon of Hope Team.

Continuing, Ikhine promised to build a strong Civil Service that would promote standard and respect procedures. “If i don’t have the will power to grow the institution of the public service, no need coming into government.

“In four years every road in Edo will be motorable because I am into the business of construction. I have what it takes to fix the problems of bad roads which has become endemic in recent years. I will introduce Public Works Department that would be in charge of maintaining the roads and I will set up a regulatory board that will supervise the work. He further said that he will establish asphalt manufacturing plants in the three senatorial districts of the state.

On agricultural sector, he promised to invest greatly in the system and encourage all Edo people to take advantage of government’s support to grow their farms for increased food production in the state taking full advantage of the vast arable land.

The chairmen of the two local government areas, Egor and Oredo, Chief Emma Imayase and Osamudiamen Osarenkhoe resoectively, described Engr. Gideon Ikhine as a well known political guru in the state who has the capability of giving APC victory in the Edo Governorship election.

They said his brilliant presentation at the occasion is enough to give him the Party’s ticket having spoken on salient issues presently affecting Edo State. They further said that it simply shows that the guber hopeful is abreast with the problems of Edo State

“You have won the heart of our members today with your wonderful speech. It means you have been preparing for this gornorship project. Today your coming has changed the narrative about you having spoken brilliantly”.

Edo 2024: Engr. Gideon Ikhine receives blessings from his Kingsmen

Edo 2024: Engr. Gideon Ikhine receives blessings from his Kingsmen

In preparation for the upcoming Governorship election in Edo in 2024, Engr. Gideon Ikhine, a prominent aspirant of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has received blessings and support from his hometown of Ukpenu Neka in the Esan West Local Government Area of the State.

During the event, Engr. Gideon Ikhine expressed his immense happiness and gratitude for the warm reception he received from his community. He thanked his relatives for their unwavering love and support over the years, which has enabled him to achieve his goals.

Engr. Ikhine also revealed that he was in his hometown to inform his people about his ambition to contest the upcoming Governorship election under the APC. He emphasized the importance of having the backing of his community and expressed confidence in securing the party’s ticket and winning the election scheduled for September next year.

Mr. Itua Ekpuda, representing the Odionwere of Ukpenu Neka, commended Engr. Gideon Ikhine for consistently prioritizing the needs of his community and the local government area as a whole. He urged the APC not to nominate an unpopular candidate, stressing that Engr. Ikhine is not only a true son of Ukpenu Neka but also a source of pride for the entire Edo Central Senatorial district, capable of winning any election.

The highlight of the event was a prayer for Engr. Gideon Ikhine’s success, offered by his Kingsmen and attended by enthusiastic party supporters who welcomed him with a rousing reception.

Engr. Gideon Ikhine remains a PDP Contestant

Engr. Gideon Ikhine remains a PDP Contestant

An article published today by Opera News, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 with the title: Edo 2020: Two PDP Aspirants Step-down for Obaseki. We want to categorically express that this information is completely false and borders on propaganda by people of mischief to create a rift among PDP members.

Engr. Gideon Ikhine said, “I am still in the race, I have not stepped down for anybody neither has the discussion come up. I will like to let the leaders and delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party, my supporters and friends know that I am going all the way. This is not negotiable.”

This is to create confusion and discord. We must pray for our party.




PDP leaders and members in Edo North and South Senatorial Districts of Edo state, have agreed to work in unison in order to ensure victory for the party in the fourth coming governorship elections. This followed the reconciliatory tours of all the 13 local government areas in the two districts by the foremost PDP governorship aspirant in the state, Engr. Gideon Ikhine.

The party leaders in the various local governments, described the visits by Engr Gideon Ikhine as a divine intervention and timely. Some of them said that the last state congress, almost brought the party to its kneels leading to some aggrieved members decamping to the APC and some others taking the party to court. They agreed to sit together as a family to resolve all grievances amongst themselves. Engr Gideon Ikhine promised to join hands with the leaders to woo the aggrieved members who have left the party back to its fold. He said that some members who left have already come back and more are expected to follow suit.

On the coming governorship election in the state, Engr Gideon Ikhine, assured the party faithful that once the PDP is united in Edo state and with him as the candidate, the APC would be flushed out of the state house.

The governorship aspirant who has been nicknamed ‘ The Bridge Builder’ by party members, will embark on similar reconciliatory tours of the five local government areas in Edo Central Senatorial District soonest.

Tony Okonigene
Spokesperson, Edo Restoration 2020




Ahead of the Edo PDP governorship primary coming up on 23rd to 24th of June 2020, an independent elections observer group in the state, has given victory to Engr Gideon Ikhine. In an opinion poll conducted across the state among 1200 statutory delegates of the party, 825 of the delegates said they will vote for Engr Gideon Ikhine during the primary.

Presenting the polls results to a cross section of the press at the NUJ secretariat in Benin today, the coordinator of the Intra Party Democracy Group (IPDG) , Comrade Godwin Ohonsi, said that 415 delegates out of the 600 from Edo South endorsed Gideon Ikhine while 210 and 200 among the 300 each from Edo Central and Edo North senatorial districts voted for him.

82 of the delegates were undecided while the rest chose other aspirants.

Most of the delegates based their choice of Gideon Ikhine on the fact that he is the only aspirant who has visited them in their wards. They also said that his face to face interactions with them afforded them the opportunities to assess him. The delegates said that Engr Gideon Ikhine, is more than capable of leading the party out of opposition in the state.

Reacting to the report, the Director General of the Edo Restoration 2020, Hon Victor Edos Ebomwoyi, said that it is a call to continue to work harder. He said that the campaign team is not expecting a tight result during the primary but a landslide victory for Engr Gideon Ikhine.

Remember, with Gideon Ikhine as our candidate… It Is Possible

Tony Okonigene, Spokesperson
Edo Restoration 2020