Governor Adams Oshiomhole
Oct 14, 2011 – The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole deserves to be re-elected next year.
It said Oshiomhole, a former NLC President, has provided dividends of democracy to the people.
NLC President Comrade Abdulwahab Omar spoke yesterday in Benin City, the state capital, when the union’s National Administrative Council visited the governor after its one-day meeting.
Omar said Oshiomhole has translated all the things he advocated for as NLC President into reality as a governor. He described the relationship between Labour and government in the state as the best in the country.
Omar said: “It has been confirmed that you have not disappointed Labour. It is a thing of pride today that nobody would say what they were saying two years ago about this state.”
The NLC President praised the governor for transforming the state, adding that the Congress would stand by him in his re-election bid.
Oshiomhole said his administration would soon recruit over 3,000 staff into its workforce.
He said his administration has rebuilt the confidence of the people in public schools.
Also, the Chairman of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in Edo South Senatorial District, Samson Oyegue, and his supporters yesterday defected to the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).
They included seven executive members of the ANPP, who are grassroots politicians.
Oyegue, who led the defectors to the Government House in Benin, said they joined the ACN because of the development going on across the state.
He said: “We are here to join the Comrade Governor and contribute our quota to the development of the state. We want you to come back in 2012 because you have convinced 80 per cent of voters with your development projects.”
Edo ACN Chairman Thomas Okosun, who was a former member of the ANPP, said: “The ACN is determined to eradicate godfatherism in Edo State and Oshiomhole described the ACN as “a political movement for change and sustainable development.”
He said: “Our party is about service, rather than sharing opportunities. It is about challenges, not sharing. The dream we share is to rebuild our state and help our people to regain their pride of place.
“Thank you for reinforcing our strength. As members from one of the oldest parties in the state, join us to redefine politics and governance in our state. You have taken the right decision and we assure that you will not regret it.” (The nation)