EDO 2024: I Will Form A Unity Govt, Liberate Edo From Retrogression

EDO 2024: I Will Form A Unity Govt, Liberate Edo From Retrogression

Foremost governorship aspirant in the Edo State gubernatorial election, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Engr. Gideon Ikhine, aka Game Changer has promised to form a government that will unite the people of Edo State and bring the needed progress for the benefit of Edo citizens.

He described himself as the best candidate for the job having carefully studied and appraised the challenges facing the state and devised workable strategies including the right capacity, capability, trust and credibility to solving them, stressing however that these were the right ingredients needed to win election that will return the party to the Government House

Engr Gideon Ikhine warmly received by Women leader of Ovia South West.

Engr. Ikhine disclosed this today during his visit to Okada, Ovia North East local government area, and Iguobazuwa, Ovia South West, to inform members of the party of his intention to run for Governorship position in Edo State.

He further said that in the past, elected officials always see themselves as independent, and therefore forget to render their stewardship to the people and recognise the surprimacy of the party, adding that his government will ensure the restoration party surprimacy and report directly to the state working committee as governor.

On security he promised to give back power to the traditional rulers and empower them in order to be able to take care of their respective domains.

“I came to beg you to send me and guide me to represent you as governor of Edo State, I promised to give to you all that you deserve as leaders and members. My government will not engage in activities that will encourage capital flight from the state. We will give opportunities to qualified Edo people to work for their state”.

Ikhine promised to develop and build the City centers which will also serve as industial areas and also collaborate with the Federal Government in a robust fashion to build the state.

Ikhine emphasised the need for Edo people to first of all identify who they are, adding that we all are from the great Benin Kingdom. He said if this is realized the problems in the state will reduce because everyone will join hand to develop it.

“Any responsible government must make its citizens to prosper through its Programme and policies, adding that he will empower the people through the execution of people oriented projects”.

In their responses, the people described Engr. Gideon Ikhine as a known person in Edo State whom they believe has the capability to solve Edo problems if elected, looking at his background from the private sector.

They assured him of their support during the primary electiion to enable him secure the Party’s ticket and wished him well.

Edo 2024: Ikhine meet with LGA chairmen.

Edo 2024: Ikhine meet with LGA chairmen.

Today, I had the privilege of being in the midst of our state APC LGA leaders. During my address to state local government party chairmen, I urged members to rally behind and support me in the primaries, emphasizing that the people attract the leaders they desire.

Gideon Ikhine in a group photograph with  LGA APC chairmen
Gideon Ikhine in a group photograph with LGA APC chairmen

I briefly discussed my plans to invest in tourism, agriculture, infrastructure, and the restructuring of the civil service.

Hon. Oscar Aghedo, the Ovia North East LGA Party chairman, expressed gratitude for my presentation, acknowledging my passion for developing Edo State and appreciating my knowledge and experience.

Gideon Ikhine presenting his vision to the LGA APC chairmen
Gideon Ikhine declare his vision to the APC State WC

Gideon Ikhine declare his vision to the APC State WC

This afternoon, I had the privilege of meeting with the State Working Committee of my party, the APC. I informed them of my intention to run for the office of Governor in Edo State in the upcoming 2024 election.

During the meeting, I had the opportunity to share my vision with the committee. My vision entails a transformative approach aimed at making Edo State a top choice for residents and visitors alike. This transformation will be achieved through a revolution in various key sectors, including industry, agriculture, tourism, and transportation.

Following the productive meeting with the State Working Committee, I was joined by my dedicated supporters and well-wishers for the official dedication and opening of my campaign office. This event was an excellent platform for me to engage with members of the press, where I fielded questions and highlighted some of my plans to revitalize the state’s economy and infrastructure.

In the days to come, I will embark on a state-wide tour to connect with our party leaders and stakeholders. I am committed to seeking their support and understanding as we work together to bring about the positive change that Edo State deserves.

My mission is to lead Edo State into a brighter and more prosperous future, and with the support of our party and the people of the state, I am confident that we can achieve this goal. Together, we will build a better Edo State for all.

Engr. Gideon Ikhine Launches His Gubernatorial Campaign in Esan West

Engr. Gideon Ikhine Launches His Gubernatorial Campaign in Esan West

Engr. Gideon Ikhine, the frontrunner of the APC and a gubernatorial aspirant, officially commenced his gubernatorial campaign in his Local Government Area, Esan West, today. During the campaign launch, Engr. Ikhine expressed his gratitude to the party leadership for their warm welcome and shared his motivation for seeking the party’s nomination to contest the 2024 governorship election.

In his address to the enthusiastic crowd of supporters, Engr. Ikhine unveiled his comprehensive plans for the development of Edo State and called upon the people to rally behind him in order to alleviate the state’s current debt burden.

Barr. Festus Ehiemua, the party chairman of Ward 7 in Esan West, commended Engr. Gideon Ikhine for his unwavering dedication to the APC. He congratulated him and encouraged him to maintain a steadfast commitment to engaging with leaders at the ward and local government levels across the state. Barr. Festus assured Engr. Ikhine of Ward 7’s unwavering support and urged other leaders to join in endorsing his candidacy.

Additionally, Mr. Godday Okhilu, the Esan West APC chairman, extended words of encouragement to Engr. Ikhine and offered his prayers for success in his aspiration to become the next governor of Edo State.

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



Foremost PDP governorship aspirant in Edo state, Engr Gideon Ikhine, has showered praises on commander and members of the Neighborhood Watch (Vigilante) in Edo Central Senatorial District. This followed the series of successful foiling of the attempts to smuggle some people from the northern parts of the country into Edo state despite the interstate lockdown occasioned by the outbreak of the Coronavirus virus. It would be recalled that the president, had imposed an interstate travel ban as a measure to curtail the spread of the virus. Surprisingly however, there has been an influx of northerners hidden inside trucks and trailers into Edo state. The Neighborhood Watch has been intercepting a number of trucks and trailers where people are hidden to smuggle them into the state under the watch of security operatives.

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