The dust is yet to settle from the recently held general elections in Nigeria, however, attention is now shifting to the eight states that are yet to hold governorship elections.
Rather than voting with the rest of the states in the country, these eight states operate what is now referred to as off-cycle elections.
Edo State is one of the eight states.
In the forthcoming Edo State gubernatorial election, Princess Omonigho Oribhabor-Obiefuna is one of the candidates vying for the exalted position of governor.
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The aspirant who hails from the Edo Central zone of the state recently made her gubernatorial ambition known in a statement that was widely circulated online.
According to Omonigho Oribhabor-Obiefuna, she wants to become the next Govenor of Edo State in 2024 in order to assist in resolving so many issues that currently beset the state.
In the viral statement, she said; “As I look at the direction where our beloved Edo State is going, I’m concerned that our children won’t be able to experience the same prosperity and glory that the state once experienced.
“Edo State is at a turning point, and I think we need to act fast to innovate, reduce wasteful spending, and increase our efforts to attract top talents and employment opportunities.
“If we don’t, Edo State will fade into obscurity and the next generation of visionaries and creative thinkers will look elsewhere for inspiration;” the seasoned architect, further stated.
“This is why I’m in the contest for the office of the governor; to lead Edo State toward a future that is prosperous and economically-diverse,” she stated.
Princess Omonigho Oribhabor-Obiefuna, a seasoned architect, has decades-long experience in the construction industry under her belt.
Nigeria has had a female governor once, but she was not elected.
This happened in November 2006, when Virginia Etiaba became governor of Anambra when the incumbent Peter Obi was impeached.
She gave up the seat in February 2007 when a court order nullified his removal.