Monday, 4 July 2016

Let us be patient with GCFR, Oshiomhole tells Nigerians

BY SIMON EBEGBULEM BENIN CITY- GOVERNOR Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state has urged Nigerians to be patient with the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying that it will take some time to fix the nation’s economy which according to him was battered by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for 16 years. Oshiomhole made this appeal shortly after Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), hinted jokingly, while delivering a lecture at the 60th birthday celebration of the Secretary to the Edo state Government, Prof.Julius Ihonvbere, that he may soon embark on a probe to review the performance of President Buhari.

However, Oshiomhole who acknowledged the current difficulties being faced by Nigerians, asserted that the APC led government in the country is working round the clock to find solution to the problems. The governor said: “Changes takes time, not only in the life of a person but more also in the life of a nation. This a country that was ran down for 16 years by PDP. The APC government is going to achieve sincere change for Nigerians and we are working towards that”. Commending Prof. Ihonvbere for helping his administration kick out the PDP government in Edo state, Oshiomhole said “Let me thank you for that honour for joining forces with us to sustain the fight against the forces that don’t think that Edo is entitled to development. And working side by side, we have cleaned up the political space. “Even now that the umbrella has turned into three pieces, they are still boasting. When Edo was under one man’s rule, those voices were loud, they would have told you whether or not there is vacancy in Osadebey Avenue. As you can see working together, strategizing together, mobilizing together, for refusing to agonize we are standing and they are down. “There is no way I would have been able to achieve all these without the encouragement that you (Ihonvbere) have always readily offered, in a moment of doubt when we are strategizing” he stated. Expressing his gratitude to Oshiomhole for “saving me from that wicked hands of the PDP in the state” Ihonvbere said “ I will continue to say that the courage he (Oshiomhole) has deployed in repositioning and refocusing Edo state is unparalleled. “The next governor has a lot of work to do because to meet the standard already met requires 24 hours attention. But the good thing is that the Comrade Governor will not be too far away to assist with his advice” he said.