Edo 2024: Clem Agba trends as Nigerians rally support, laud his private-public sector experience

Prince Clem Agba

By Oluwafemi Popoola

Ahead of the upcoming Edo gubernatorial election coming up on September 21, 2024, tens of hundreds of his supporters across Nigeria have thrown their support behind Prince Clem Agba, endorsing him for the highly coveted position of Governor in Edo State.

Agba, who is a former Minister of State for Budget and National Planning and also a former top employee of Chevron Nigeria Limited, had declared an interest in contesting the 2024 Edo governorship election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Recall on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, Prince Agba declared his intention to run for the governorship post, at his ward in the Uzanu community in Etsako East LGA of the state for the election scheduled to be held on September 21, 2024.

“I have come here to tell my people of my aspiration to run for the office of the Governor of Edo State because it is not enough to continue to talk about the ills but to showcase what (good things that) can happen in every corner of the state with my village, which today, I think we can be described as a town or city,” Agba had declared.

However, in a remarkable show of support and enthusiasm, many of Agba’s supporters from across Nigeria have taken to the popular social media platform, X (formerly known as Twitter) to rally behind him, highlighting his various accomplishments in the private and public sector of the country.

They bared their minds in various posts across social media platforms as the chorus of support for Prince Clem Agba grows much louder on the X platform, with many describing him as a leader who possesses the qualities necessary to navigate the complexities of governance and drive meaningful progress in Edo state given his private and public sector experiences.

Extolling the virtues of the former Minister, one X user, commenting via Adewumi C. Eden wrote, “With decades of experience in both private and public sectors, #ClemAgba possesses a deep understanding of governance, economic development & public admin. His expertise in finance, investment & management will undoubtedly be an asset to Edo State.”

Bello Shittu Tijani had this to say, “@ClemAgba’s transition from the private sector to public service reflects his belief in the transformative power of effective governance. His profile showcases private-sector excellence and public-sector service. This is the Man”

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Below are some of the comments:

“A core achiever, Prince Clem Agba worked at Chevron Nigeria Limited’s logistics dept and left an indelible mark that saw him rise fast through the ranks with exceptional skills, proving himself worthy at home & abroad. Let @ClemAgba serve Edo as Governor.
#ClemAgba #PCA #Edo2024″_ Dame Elizabeth

Gold wrote, “A reinvigorated Edo state is the goal of   Prince Clement Agba as he submits his expression of interest and nomination forms for the forthcoming Edo APC Gubernatorial primaries. He is ready to work with stakeholders to bring a new era of transformative development”

Ojo Moore wrote, “Clem Agba progressed in his career, he exhibited strategic decision-making skills, guiding Chevron’s supply chain operations through periods of change and uncertainty. His tenure provided valuable global exposure throughout his career.”

Adeyefa Peter harped on the leadership acumen of the former Minister saying he’s best for the job.

He said,  “In the actual case scenario, @ClemAgba fits best for the #Edo2024 governorship election. He hails from royalty, the backbone of leadership, a leader by nature. Royalty aside, his works at Chevron Nig Ltd, as a commissioner, as a Minister all speak good of his leadership”

Wale Adedayo wrote, ” CLEMENT AGBA
– Former Commissioner, Environment and Public Utilities
– Former Commissioner, Lands Survey and Housing
– Former Minister Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Public Servant Experience 101″

This groundswell of public sentiment comes as no surprise as Prince Clem Agba’s impeccable track record in both the private and public sectors captured the attention and admiration of many of his supporters who believe he has demonstrated a remarkable ability to navigate the intricacies of business, driving growth and creating employment opportunities for the people of his state.