The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, on Sunday said Governor Adams Oshiomole of Edo State has changed the narrative of the state.
Oyegun said this at the sent-off party organised by the South South zone of the APC in honour of Oshiomole. The Iyamho-born politician exits as governor on November 12, following completion of his two terms of eight-year tenure.
Oyegun said before Oshiomole assumed office as governor, many people considered the state as a civil service state and as such not viable.
He stressed that through desire to effect positive change in the state, Oshiomole embarked upon ambitious infrastructural transformation of the state through massive construction of roads, schools, hospital and others.
He said through these projects, Oshiomole had placed the state on a new pedestal.
According to him, the governor has proved that Edo is the heart beat of the nation.
“Oshiomole has done well. We are proud of him.
“People of South South see him as a beacon of hope that we need to be proud of.
“The outgoing governor has laid a solid foundation that Obaseki, the in-coming government needs to build on. It is my prayer that he and his deputy do better than he (Oshiomole) has done. If that happens, Edo will be better for it,” said Odigie-Oyegun.
Eta corroborates Odigie-Oyegun
Similarly, the Vice Chairman, South South, APC, Hilliard Eta, said unlike some governors, the Edo State governor did not turn himself into an “emperor” while in office.
Describing the outgoing governor’s infrastructural development as unparalleled, Odigie-Oyegun said the governor was able to achieve that through prudent management of the state resources.
“Oshiomole has changed the story of Edo. He has also brought dynamism into the polity of the state.
“He should be commended because he has done well. For his achievement, I am, therefore, recommending him for higher responsibility,” Eta said.