…says job not completed yet
Ben Peters, Abuja
Former Edo State governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomole, on Sunday, expressed his appreciation to the people of Edo North Senatorial District for voting him as a senator and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as president in the just concluded presidential and National Assembly elections held on February 25, 2023.
The former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress also used the opportunity to remind all his constituents that the job is not complete yet, in a letter he personally signed and addressed to traditional rulers, chiefs and elders of the Senatorial District.
He said, “While I appreciate the massive support all APC candidates received in the February 25th election, which resulted in 100% victory for all our candidates in Edo North, I sincerely appeal to you to come out, even in larger numbers, and with more determination, to vote for all APC House of Assembly candidates in the rescheduled Saturday March 18, 2023 election. That is the only way we can guarantee that all the dividends arising from the government of President-Elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu will reach all our grassroots communities in Edo State in general and Edo North in particular.
“I wish to express my heartfelt appreciation to the entire people of Edo North, both at home and in the Diaspora, for the great support which culminated in the resounding victory I recorded in the recently concluded Senate election contest.
“I do not take for granted the trust our people have reposed in me by voting accoss board for the APC in the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
“All over Afemai land, you trooped out in unprecedented numbers to vote for me and my party, the All Progressives Congress. Your votes represent a loud statement that Edo North deserves better, and I promise you that I will give you good representation at the red chambers of the National Assembly like you have never witnessed before.
“During my campaigns, I had the opportunity to see firsthand the decay that exists in many of our public institutions in Edo North. Apart from not improving on the solid foundations which I deliberately laid across the state over a decade ago as governor, even the infrastructure strategically built for the rapid development of our rural communities during my administration have not been maintained by the present government. They have mischievously been left to suffer decay in the past seven years since I left office.
“Please do not be dissuaded by rumours being peddled by enemies of democracy, that there will be violence in Edo State during the March 18th House of Assembly election. The intention is to scare our people away from the polling booths so that the choice of the majority will be truncated. I want to assure you that our security agencies are up to the task of ensuring the safety of all those who come out to vote. Your votes will not be tampered with. They will be counted, and they will count in the final analysis of who will represent you at the Edo State House of Assembly.
“Finally, I use this opportunity to also call on those who did not vote for APC in the last election to come on board. We are all working for the unity and progress of Edo North. Though you lost out in the Presidential and National Assembly elections, you still have a chance to join us to elect a vibrant, independent, and responsive parliament that will appropriately and courageously represent our collective interests at the Edo State House of Assembly. Do not be left out of this all-important task.”