This year’s Okpekpe race has received a major boost as the President-elect, Major General Muhammadu Buhari says the opening of the Okpekpe road by the Edo State Government will boost the economy of the area.

 The 10km Okpekpe race which is an IAAF bronze labeled competition is an annual marathon which attracts top athletes from across the globe.

While giving his support for the race when he commissioned the road recently, the President-elect said: “A road like this Okpekpe road will boost the economy and it is something that only government can provide as has been done by the Edo State Government.

“There is no doubt that this road will give accessibility to this community. Projects like this is a testimony of the huge level thinking of the APC and how the APC government will transform the country for good.”

On his part, Governor of the State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole said: “I feel fulfilled that God has used us to make a difference in the lives of very ordinary people. We are convinced that rural Nigerians should benefit from development”.