By SIMON EBEGBULEM
BENIN CITY—THREE weeks after the traditional rulers (Enigies) in Edo South Senatorial district assured Governor Adams Oshiomhole of their support and prayers for his re-election bid come July 14, the traditional rulers in Edo Central Senatorial district have followed suit assuring the governor of their full support for him to return and complete the development projects in the state.
Drawn from Igueben, Esan West and Esan Central Local Governments, the royal fathers who spoke one after the other said although they are not members of any political party, but as the traditional rulers of their areas, they will always support the growth and development of their communities and this, they say, the governor has taken to them after many years in the dark.
The Enogie of Ebelle, who kickstarted the endorsements said: “We are supporting your government for another term because we want your government to do more. We are supporting your government between now and the next dispensation.”
On his part, the Enogie of Ekpoma, HRH Anthony Abumere II, said “I want to say that the governor is doing very well. I mentioned it sometime ago at Igueben that what is called democracy is what is happening in Edo State now. This is what everybody needs, this is what Nigeria needs.”
I said it that time and will continue to say it. Every right-thinking Edo man will know you are on the right track. I support your administration and will continue to support you.”
He acknowledged the infrastructural transformation taking place at the Ambrose Alli University and the reduction in tuition fees of the state varsity students.
He told the Governor: “you are a true leader who is compassionate. I told you sometime ago that you are on the right track. There is no place that you go to in Edo State that you won’t see new schools being built or being renovated. Today, public schools are better than private schools and universities.