A former army general, Charles Airhiavbere, has admonished the All Progressives Congress (APC) to field its best candidate for the Edo state 2024 governorship election which he said himself represented.
Airhiavbere stated this on Monday while declaring his intention to contest the forthcoming election during a meeting with members of his ward one in oredo local government area of the State.
Airhiavbere said: “We must be prepared. For a political party in opposition, I have experienced it. I have been in both sides be in opposition, being in government, and I know what it is.
“In 2016, we contested, Obaseki was the flag bearer of the APC and we supported him. In 2020, we had a consensus that produced Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and that is why when I decided to come out, I said it is the turn,” he stated.
Continuing, Airhiavbere said: “some people are saying there should be zoning and there should not. You can only zone what you have and if you don’t have a daughter, you can’t give your daughter hand out in marriage.
“You can’t go and borrow and that is why APC must present the best and the best is standing before you”.
The guber aspirant also said he can be trusted with leadership roles having demonstrated that while he was the Executive Director, Finance and Administration of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
According to him, “I got there, we didn’t have an approved budgets from 2021, 2022 and 2023 and these are things we put in place in less than five months of my staying in NDDC,” he said.