Amb Okpebholo, GDPN National Chairman Adds A Year, Vows To Produce Esan Governor
Ambassador Cedrack Okpebholo, the national chairman of the Grassroots Development Party of Nigeria (GDPN) is a year older.
Over the years, especially on this day, May 3 every year, friends and associates come together to reflect on the remarkable qualities that define Okpebholo, a quintessential Edo man whose quest for social justice, built on the pillar of altruistic nationalism, has landed him on a revolutionary struggle.
Born in Amedokhian, Uromi in Esan North East Local Government Area of Edo State, Amb Okpebholo’s unbridled passion for developmental leadership in political governance in Nigeria became prominent as he presently preoccupies himself with the daunting task of good governance as the National coordinator, United political Parties for Good Governance (UPPG).
Despite residing in the United Kingdom for a long time, Okpebholo never lost touch with home as he pioneered and currently sits as National Convener, Esan For Governor 2020, an agenda that seeks to prominently propagate for the election of an Esan indigene into the Edo state government house.
Speaking with select journalists, Okpebholo who thanks God for sparing his life to see another year, made a fresh commitment to the Esan governorship struggle saying that “I am using this auspicious occasion of my birthday to reach out to our brothers and sisters in other senatorial districts to see reason and support Esan in the September 19 governorship contest. This appeal is anchored on the spirit of fairness and equity. In the days ahead, I will be leading my team to meet one-on-one with leaders in the other senatorial districts on this subject matter. I am very sure they would listen to us because they know what is good and right,” he said.
He added that “with my over two decades experience in economic matters, having worked with the British Revenue and Benefits Sector, I know what is good for Edo State under an Esan governor.
We have done it before and we will do it again, this time, we would place Edo on global map. Edo, under Esan man governor, will not fail. My brothers in other districts can take my promise to the bank,” he assured.
While urging citizens to embrace laid down cautionary measures against further spread of COVID-19 pandemic, he appealed to state and federal governments to roll up their sleeves for workable strategies to curb the disease.
Just like fine wine that gets sweeter as it ages, Okpebholo, a family man, is growing in strength while exuding amazing strides with predictable happiness and success on the way.