Elders of Iruekpen community in Esan-West local government area OF Edo State have lamented the lack of basic amenities and insecurity in the community and prayed for the emergence of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Osagie Ize-Iyamu as governor in the September 19 gubernatorial poll. They expressed hope that that Ize-Iyamu’s victory would herald a new beginning and spark positive changes and development in the community. Iruekpen is the home town of a former governor of the state, Oserhiemen Osunbor, a professor of constitutional Law.
Receiving the APC candidate on Thursday, the Odionwele of Iruekpen, Pa Akhabue Isesele, who spoke on behalf of the elders, painted a grim picture of the community’s poor infrastructure. He appealed to Ize-Iyamu to improve the operations of the Police by providing a befitting building for the Divisional Police Headquarters within the community, and ensure steady electricity supply by facilitating a stable connection to the national grid if he is elected governor.
The Odionwele also pleaded with Ize-Iyamu to carry out renovation of the magistrate court destroyed by hoodlums 10 years ago for quick dispensation of justice.
The elders offered prayers for Ize-Iyamu’s success at the polls and advised him to abide by the promises contained in his documented manifesto, the SIMPLE agenda, to move the State forward and restore inclusive governance.
Responding, Ize-Iyamu said he was overwhelmed by the prayers and advice of the elders of Iruekpen community. He promised to provide solutions to their expressed concerns and exceed their performance expectations if elected the next governor of the state.