Eben Enasco Reporting

A Former Military General, and contender for the 2024 gubernatorial election, Retired General Charles Ehigie Airiavbere says one of his top priorities will be to strengthen the operations of traditional institutions and make them a cultural tourist hub that is capable of generating revenue in the state

Airiavbere at a forum where he officially launched his ambition to succeed the incumbent Governor, Godwin Obaseki on Monday in Benin City said he will continue to promote and uphold the significance of the cultural heritage of the state.

He assured of using the Emoro Yam Festival to showcase the rich cultural gift and attract investors in tourism to the state.

General Charles Ehigie Airhiavbere who joined the growing lists of Governorship Aspirants under the platform of the All Progressive Congress, APC, ahead of the 2024 Gubernatorial election in the State lamented the present conditions of access roads in the state.

According to him, it is insignificant to describe Edo as the heartbeat state of the Nation when it can not be aligned with the central government, urging the people to trust the government of President Ahmed Bola Tinubu to take the Country to Eldorado.

He affirmed that he was not only joining the lists of aspirants vying for the governorship seat to make the numbers but to return Edo State to the ruling APC which he described as a task that must be accomplished.

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