Oshiomhole, a special governor – Falana


Human right activist, Femi Falana, has described Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole, as a special governor and one of the best in the country.

Falana said Oshiomhole took over the leadership of Edo State at a time its coffers have been looted and dried up.

The Lagos lawyer, who spoke in Benin City, Friday, at a colloquium to mark the seven years anniversary Oshiomhole’s administration in the state, said roads in Edo could be compared to roads available in western world.

Falana, who served as moderator at the event, said Oshiomhole has demonstrated extra ordinary leadership in looking for money in the rock to fix the state.

“When he assumed the mantle of leadership, the expectations at home and abroad were very high. Having been in the front of popular struggle and led the Nigerian people against systemic exploitation and corruption, Nigerians were wondering what this social critic was going to do.”

“It wasn’t easy because by the time he assumed leadership, the economy was nose-diving. The eight years before then, the governors of this country particularly of this state were all smiling to the bank.”

“Our comrade accepted the challenge and look for water even in the rock. The road has not been easy and the battle has been though. Oshiomhole ranked as one of the best in this country.”

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