By Simon Ebegbulem
GOVERNOR Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State and the campaign train of the governorship candidate of the APC, Mr Godwin Obaseki yesterday invaded the home town of Chief Tony Anenih in Uromi, with the governor challenging Chief Anenih to disclose what he has done for his people in Esanland as former Minister of Works and Chairman of the Niger Ports Authority (NPA).
Oshiomhole disclosed that the roads and schools were built by his administration in Esan land, adding that he has done for Esan people what Chief Anenih and the PDP failed to do for them all the while they were in power both at the state and Federal levels.
It would be recalled that Chief Anenih had accused the Oshiomhole’s administration of neglecting Esanland and urged the people to vote for PDP. The governor received over two thousand PDP leaders including political allies of Chief Anenih led by Engr.Ayere, a member of the senatorial caucus of PDP, Victor Evbiadagbon and Col.Imuse into the APC.
According to Oshiomhole who reacted during a rally held at Irrua and Uromi yesterday, “this politics is not about empty rhetoric; action speaks louder than voice. Today, I will say never in the history of Esanland has any government done what I have done for Esan people. One of the first roads we did was the one leading to the ancestral home of Chief Anenih whom I respect as a father but I disagree with him in politics.
“We did the road leading to Ugboha, the one from Igueben to Ewohinmi. We built the road from Ujogba to Abodin, from Ohordua to Emu, we built the road from Eguasan to Ubiaja, Igueben to Udo.
Right now we are working to build a major road in Ekpoma town, from Irrua to Sugbenu. The truth is too stubborn, we built a complete new hospital in Ewohinmi.”