Why Akeredolu must win Saturday’s polls, by Edo ex-governor Oshiomhole
Former governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, has explained why the All Progressives Congress (APC) must win the governorship election in Ondo State.
Oshiomhole said winning the election would make Edo to have a “friendly neigbour,” to do business with.
He spoke at a reception organised for him at Auchi by leaders and traditional rulers in Edo north senatorial district.
“President Muhammadu Buhari was in Edo before our election and we won. We must also extend the same hand of fellowship to Ondo, so that the APC would win the polls,” he said.
The former governor said he could not attend the party’s grand finale in Akure, because of the importance of the reception held for him.”
Oshiomhole expressed appreciation to the people of Edo north for honouring him, saying nobody in his family ever thought that he could become a councillor, let alone a governor.
Oshiomhole said: “To those I have offended, I am sorry. But for offences committed in line with the rule of law, I stand by them, because you can never be a friend to everybody.”
The Otaru of Auchi, Haliru Momoh, Ikelebe III, said it was a divine arrangement for Oshiomhole to have been a governor, adding that more divine assignments would be given to him at the federal level.
Also, the Ima Somorika, in Akoko-Edo, Oba Sule, commended Oshiomhole for his meritorious service to the state.
He said the large crowd that attended the reception was an indication that the former governor served the state creditably.
Other personalities who attended the event were the new governor, Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie and the governor’s Chief of Staff, Taiwo Akerele.
Others were APC state chairman, Anselm Ojezua, Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Justin Okonobo, his deputy, Mrs. Elizabeth Ativie, former Speaker, Uyi Igbe and members of the assembly.
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