A group called friends of Senator Monday Okpebholo, have contributed over N50 million to pick the expression of interest and nomination forms for the forthcoming Edo state governorship election.
The group who stormed the national secretariat of the ruling party in Abuja, in their numbers, described the Senator representing Edo Central at the current National Assembly as an aspirant to bring a new dawn to the state.
Briefing newsmen after picking the forms, the Co-ordinator, Musa Ikhilor, expressed the confidence of the group in the candidate’s capability to transform Edo state and turns things around for the people.
“Because we are very much interested with what is happening in Edo state we decided to come together to find a suitable person who can give Edo people a breath of fresh air and we have looked round and found Monday Okpebholo, as someone who is very much capable to provide that breath of fresh air for Edo people.
“That is why as friends we decided to take a bold step to purchase this particular expression of interest and nomination forms for him. He is not even aware of how this forms was purchased but that is the kind of person he has been.
He commended the APC leadership intervention in reducing the number of the aspirants from 29 to four.
According to him, Senator Okpebholo was found worthy to be selected by the elders of the party to be among the four aspirants.