By Simon Ebegbulem
BENIN—Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has said that 2016 presents the people of the state with the opportunity to elect a credible candidate who will build on the successes recorded by the current government in the past seven years.
In his New Year message by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Peter Okhiria, Oshiomhole said: “As a government, we are proud of the remarkable achievements we recorded in the past seven years and we remain thankful to the people for the trust and confidence reposed in us to conduct the affairs of the state.
“As we enter another election year in the state, I enjoin our people to work assiduously to ensure the success of the election and ensure that only the candidate who has the interest of the state and the people at heart emerges to ensure the continuation of the remarkable successes recorded by this administration on schools, roads, hospitals, water and energy, security and indeed the provision of a conducive environment which has attracted multi-billion naira investments in different parts of the state.
“Of course, in the election year, there will be tension, acrimony, rumours and counter rumours, but I assure you that we will remain focused on the job and in all we do, we will put the interest of our state above any other consideration.
“On my part, I assure that this administration will finish strong and continue to work hard till its last day. To this end, all projects started by this administration will be followed up with all due diligence and vigour to ensure their timely completion. We will deliver more schools with red roofs in each of the 18 local government areas of the state; complete ongoing road projects across the state; complete, equip and put the 200-bed Central Hospital to use and even initiate new projects which we find critical to the development of the state.”