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Never again will the forces of darkness take over Edo — Oshiomhole

After his last weekend victory at the Edo State governorship election, Governor Adams Oshiomhole addressed the people of the state in a live press conference. He gave reasons why he was hard on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the early hours of penultimate Saturday. He also gave an insight on how his second tenure will look like, his relationship with the former Chairman Board of Trustee of the PDP, Chief Tony Anenih and other issues. Excerpts:

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The Oshiomhole ‘mystique’

When Comrade Adams Oshiomhole assumed duties as governor of Edo State in November 13, 2008, after the Appeal Court in Benin sacked, on November 12, 2008, the then Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government led by Prof. Osarhiemen Osunbor, there was this anxiety amongst his supporters as to whether he will be able to replicate his achievements as a two-time President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in the governance of the state.

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Oshiomhole: Victory comes naturally

Edo people, once perceived among the least beneficiaries of dividends of democracy since civil rule rebound in 1999 when the Lucky Igbinedion PDP administration in a total 8-year back-to-back term, frittered away and siphoned huge public funds without any meaningful infrastructure on ground and later convicted for theft, are now having it fairly good under Governor Adams Oshiomhole, re-elected in a natural massive victory.

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Post-Edo Election: The losses

The much anticipated 2012 Edo gubernatorial election has come and gone, and the choice of the Edo people, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has been given another chance to lead the people of the State. Although other political parties like PDP, bragged to kick ACN out of Edo Government House, however, after all said and done, Edoites proved that Oshiomole is really a man of the people.

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Ogun LG POLL: Is ACN about to eat itself up?

Governor Ibikunle Amosun was Thursday, running against time in a desperate bid to avert the long predicted political showdown with his predecessor, former Governor Segun Osoba. At issue is the selection of candidates for tomorrow’s local government election which has led to a dramatic face-off between the incumbent governor and associates of Osoba.

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We ‘ve withdrawn PDP from Edo State – Sen Uzamere

SEnator Ehigie Uzamere, ACN, Edo South is the first senator from his senatorial district to return to the Senate having defeated his predecessor, Senator Daisy Danjuma who flew the PDP ticket in the 2011 polls. As the most ranking political office holder from Edo South, Senator Uzamere was caught in the awkward position of leading the ACN assault against his cousin, Gen. Charles Airhavbere, the PDP candidate in the recent gubernatorial election in Edo State. In this interview, he reviews the result of the election and gives reasons why the PDP suffered the embarrassing defeat in the election. Excerpts:

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PDP is about to retake S/West – Babatope

CHIEF Ebenezar Babatope erstwhile Minister of Transport under the Sani Abacha regime is presently a top chieftain of the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP. A one time activist, Babatope in this interview examines the issues that have recently bestirred the polity including the Farouk Lawan scandal, the Dana Air crash among others. Excerpts:

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Anti-Kidnapping Bill: We’ll confront Uduaghan – Ochei, Delta Speaker

Engr. Victor Ochei, businessman turned legislator was enthroned Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly at the commencement of the Fifth legislative session in 2011. On the occasion of the anniversary of the House recently, he spoke to Vanguard on diverse issues including Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan’s objection to the bill passed by the House stipulating capital punishment for those convicted of kidnapping. Excerpts:

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