Senator Monday Okpebholo: The Transformational Leader Edo State Needs 

Posted on February 26, 2024
HON DESMOND UGBO 
 
Senator Monday Okpebholo, popularly known as ‘Akpakomiza,’ has emerged as the APC Edo State 2024 Governorship Candidate. Known for his impressive victory in the 2023 National Assembly elections, where he left his opponents in awe, Senator Okpebholo has proved himself as a dynamic and action-oriented leader. With a track record of philanthropy, business acumen, credible representation, effective lawmaking, and efficient oversight, he has garnered support and confidence from his constituents and Edolites as well.  Senator Okpebholo’s achievements in life, development Initiatives and Outreach coupled with his vision for Edo State is legendary.
Senator Okpebholo, during his legislative oversight, has actively reached out to key federal agencies, such as the Sustainable Development Goals Office, the Federal Ministry of Works & Housing, Education, Water Resources, Universal Basic Education Commission, and the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), among others. Through collaborations with these agencies, he has spearheaded pivotal road projects, construction and rehabilitation of primary and secondary classroom blocks, hospitals, health centers, as well as the provision of several 500KVA transformers and water borehole projects. Moreover, he has facilitated employment opportunities for his constituents in federal establishments and security agencies. Skill acquisition schemes and vocational occupations’ training for women and youths have also been a priority for Senator Okpebholo.
Senator Okpebholo’s benevolence shines through his initiatives to support the education and well-being of the citizens. He has initiated the payment of WAEC, NECO, and JAMB registration fees for thousands of students in his constituency. Additionally, he provides foodstuffs, provisions, and monetary grants for women, youths, widows, the infirm, the physically challenged, and other vulnerable members of society. Through these actions, Senator Okpebholo has demonstrated his commitment to impacting lives and ensuring a vibrant and inclusive community.
Beyond politics, Senator Okpebholo is a highly revered corporate mogul. He owns a vast network of companies in the high-tech, information technology, and mobile communications sectors. His flagship company, Interweb Communications Ltd., is a reputable provider of internet, computer, and telecommunications services in sub-regional and international markets. His success in running these high net worth corporate establishments speaks to his outstanding leadership, administrative abilities, and organizational qualities. These qualities are crucial in transforming, restructuring, and recalibrating Edo State for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Building a Thriving Economy, Senator Okpebholo envisions Edo State as the most preferred destination for foreign direct investment in telecommunications, banking, financial services, manufacturing, the industrial sector, and product merchandising. His aim is to generate hundreds of thousands of jobs for the teeming youths in the state. By providing employment opportunities, crime rates and anti-social vices can be drastically reduced, leading to a secure, stable, and peaceful environment. This, in turn, will act as a catalyst for increased local and foreign investment. Reviving the agricultural sector, oil and rubber plantations, and promoting advancements in technology will further boost economic growth.
Investing in Education, Infrastructure, and Good Governance:
Senator Okpebholo intends to raise educational and health standards in Edo State. Through the construction and rehabilitation of primary and secondary school classroom blocks, hospitals, health centers, and the provision of books, classroom furniture, laboratory equipment, drugs, and medical equipment, he aims to create a conducive environment for learning and healthcare. Additionally, massive construction and rehabilitation of roads, bridges, and other physical infrastructure will ensure efficient movement of people, goods, and services. Senator Okpebholo also plans to improve water supply in rural and urban areas by resuscitating the state’s waterworks and constructing boreholes. To prevent corruption and malfeasance, his administration will adopt a zero-tolerance approach and uphold probity, transparency, and accountability.
Senator Monday Okpebholo is the epitome of a transformational leader. Through his impressive track record, vision, and dedication, he has proven his ability to create positive change. With his plans for economic growth, youth empowerment, improved education and healthcare, infrastructure development, and good governance, Senator Okpebholo is the candidate who can lead Edo State towards a future of prosperity. Let’s vote for him as Edo State Governor for a greater and better Edo State of our dreams.

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