Osh­iom­hole has trans­formed Edo - IBB

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Vin­cent Egun­yanga, Benin

For­mer mil­i­tary pres­i­dent, Gen­eral Ibrahim Ba­bangida, said at the weekend that he is not sur­prised by what he called the rapid trans­for­ma­tion in Edo State un­der Gover­nor Adams Osh­iom­hole, say­ing the de­vel­op­ment is con­sis­tent with the gover­nor’s an­tecedents.

Also, for­mer Gover­nor of La­gos State, and na­tional leader of the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC), Asi­waju Bola Tin­ubu said the Edo gover­nor has im­pacted pos­i­tively on the state.

Speak­ing at a cer­e­mony in Igueben, Edo State, to mark the 70th birth­day of Chief Tom Ikimi, one-time min­is­ter of for­eign af­fairs, Ba­bangida said: “I want to pay spe­cial homage to my com­rade gover­nor, Adams Aliyu Osh­iom­hole, who has been do­ing so much to trans­form Edo State.

“As a reg­u­lar vis­i­tor to Edo State, I can feel and in­hale the im­pact of good gov­er­nance not only on the faces of the people but also on in­fra­struc­ture. I saw sev­eral red roof schools on my way here; I saw well cul­ti­vated lawns, walk-ways and beau­ti­ful road net­works. I saw ex­pan­sions on roads that were hitherto nar­row. In fact, the feel­ing of a trans­formed Edo State is pal­pa­ble. I am not sur­prised that all these are hap­pen­ing in Edo State, given the an­tecedents of Com­rade Adams Osh­iom­hole. With courage and strong po­lit­i­cal will cou­pled with the sup­port of po­lit­i­cal lead­ers like Ikimi, it is un­der­stand­able why the in­fras­truc­tural ar­chi­tec­ture of Edo State has as­sumed this en­vi­able height,” he said.

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