Edo 2024: Patience Key emerges PRP candidate, unveils agenda


Patience Ndidi Key

…Patience Key was the only aspirant for the PRP governorship ticket

By Nefishetu Yakubu

Patience Ndidi Key, a U.S.-based healthcare professional unveiled her agenda for Edo if elected governor immediately after she was declared the flag bearer of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) for the September 21 governorship election in Edo state.

Key who was the only aspirant for the PRP governorship ticket was adopted by the party members and delegates in the primary election that took place at the party’s PRP secretariat in Benin, the state capital.

The primary was monitored by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

In her acceptance speech, Key expressed her profound gratitude to the PRP for entrusting her with the monumental responsibility.

She said that their confidence in her vision and capabilities was an honour and a call to action.

“As we stand on the cusp of historic election, I am reminded of the immense responsibility that comes with this trust.

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“We envision an Edo state where economic diversification will fuel our growth in agriculture, technology and tourism.

“We envision an Edo state where every child will have access to quality education and every citizen will have access to quality healthcare and economic opportunities,” she said.

Patience Key, who said the empowerment of women and Youth would be critical to her human capital development strategy, added that there would be an opportunity for women to participate in governance.

She, however, promised to leverage on Diaspora expertise by tapping into the wealth of knowledge and expertise of the diaspora community to develop the state.

According to her, “As we gear up for the governorship election, I call upon each one of you to stand with us.

“Together, we can realise a vision of Edo State that is not only rich in natural and economic resources but also in the talents and potentials of its people,” she added.

Patience Key is an entrepreneur, a strategist and President, Nigerians in Diaspora Chamber of Commerce.

She was a former chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Organisations, Americas (USA) and she hails from Igueben local government area of Edo State. (NAN)

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