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Edo Polls: Oshiomhole Declares Two-Day Holiday, Lashes At Igbinedion

EDO ELECTION, Edo Guber Poll, labour party, police
Posted: Sep 25, 2016 at 4:15 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Francis Onoiribholo


Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has declared a two-day public holiday for the conduct of the governorship election scheduled for Wednesday, September 28.

Oshiomhole, who announced the two-day holiday soon after he was honoured by the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress for making the labour movement proud, stated that the purpose of the work-free days was to enable workers travel to where they registered as voters to exercise their franchise.
The two-day holiday will hold on Tuesday, September 27 and the election day, Wednesday, September 28.
Oshiomhole: Ize-Iyamu’s Godfather, Igbinedion, Can’t Walk Freely In Benin.
Meanwhile, Governor Oshiomhole has lashed out at a former governor of the state, Mr. Lucky Igbinedion, saying he could not walk freely in the state owing to the failure of the PDP government that he led.
According to the Governor, Igbinedion is regarded as the sponsor and godfather of the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, and has said the next governor of the state will come from his political family.
Speaking at the commissioning of the 22-kilometre Iguobazuwa-Umaza-Siluko road in Ovia South West Local Government Area, one of the numerous roads constructed by his administration, Oshiomhole said: “By some co-incidence, this location is just adjacent to the market and I decided to walk round the market, and I felt good seeing the real Nigerians, the real Edo people, the real Edo women smiling, dancing, waving, showing joy and happiness.
“This, for me, is my testimonial of service because if almost eight years on the job I can go to any local government and walk into a market that you find all kinds of persons and they are all clapping, expressing joy, showing gratitude, to God be the glory. There are those who have governed this state who cannot come to this market, and they are there. The people’s verdict will reflect on their faces.”
Oshiomhole continued, “I want to thank all of you for standing by us for close to eight years. You have voted for me and re-voted for me. You have supported our party. You have helped us to defeat the forces that underdeveloped this state and this local government. It is the result of your power that enabled us to assume office, without which I would not have been able to do this job.
“As you can see, this is a typical example of our standard: well-built roads with concrete side drains, not blocks so that the water can flow out, so that we can have a place such as this even during raining season.
“So, whereas you appreciate what we have done, I am the first to say the gratitude goes to you for voting wisely and ensuring that those you have voted for used the money for the purpose. My heart is gladdened as I was driving through Oba market, through Siluko road to Upper Siluko Road and I was looking for the mammy water and I couldn’t find her; in a matter of minutes, I got here.”
He said, “And today, I am proud that we, the anti-mammy water forces as symbolised by our broom in unity, we have brought hope, joy and the renewal of our confidence in our state as the heart-beat of the Nigeria great nation. I am sure the economy of this part of the state cannot be the same again because these women don’t need to pay – empower women. He will empower the youths, and together, we shall sustain the tradition of service to our fatherland.”
Speaking on behalf of the Ovia communities on the Iguobazuwa-Umaza-Siluko Road, Hon. Christopher Adesotu said, “We have thirty-three communities starting from Evbuoba, Igueogun, Ikotakpa, Ukuzuwa, the Yoruba camp, Ogbobaifo, Umaza and many others and Siluko, the last community on this road. We want to thank you for what you have done for us because there was a time when we were coming from Benin, it would take us four hours right from Textile Mill Road junction to Siluko, but today it is just one hour. So, we have to thank you for that.”