Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole


• Ex-APC National Chairman welcomes defecting former commissioner into party

A former National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and ex-Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole has said the Godwin Obaseki administration in the state had received N16 billion that his (Oshiomhole’s) government spent on constructing Federal roads across the state.

He said the huge sum of money ought to be used by the Obaseki administration to build more roads for the benefit of the residents.

Oshiomhole spoke while welcoming a former Edo State Commissioner for Energy in Obaseki’s administration, Akin Agbaje, and his supporters at Igarra, the headquarters of Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of the state.

He said: “We have got to a point that all Nigerian leaders that are in politics and in business must recognise that we must build and rebuild a country worthy for all. It is very dangerous to be the only man who can feed in your community, and it is more dangerous for a country where only few look unto tomorrow with hope.

“We are not relying on what statisticians tell us. If they say our economy is growing at 20 per cent per week, we must ask the question: are the pieces of meat on our table increasing by 20 per cent every month? If it is not, something is wrong.

“At this age, I have a duty to my country to identify with others to rebuild the ladder, which made it possible for me as the son of a farmer in a village that was not on the map to go to school without fees and grow to become the governor of this state.

“Parliament is not about buying two motorbikes called constituency projects, give to two youths out of about 4,000 youths. It is not about buying small 20 grinding machines to give to about 20,000 women. In the Senate, we must ensure that in making appropriation, we must do it for the benefit of the people.”

Agbaje said he saw his return to APC, along with his supporters, as coming back home to join hands with other leaders to ensure victory for APC candidates in the 2023 and 2024 general elections, and beyond.

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