May 17, 2012

Oshiomhole to Jonathan: Denounce godfathers of Edo politics

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to publicly denounce the godfathers of Edo politics, who are relying on the presidency to rig the forthcoming governorship election in the state.

He also said he believed that President Jonathan had committed himself to one-man, one-vote and would not give support to election riggers trying to ride on the back of the presidency.

Oshiomhole, who was speaking in Lagos during the conferment on him the Champion Man of the Year Award for 2011, urged Jonathan not to help the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State to rig the forthcoming election just as he expressed determination to further transform Edo State.

His words: “I believe President Goodluck Jonathan has committed himself to one-man one-vote and I will like to encourage him to know that the business is not over. Some of the old men around him do not believe in the slogan. While they are preaching one-man one-vote, the godfather in Edo is talking of the presidency support, that they will re-capture. How will the presidency help them to re-capture? Are they coming to vote in Edo State? I know this president will not allow anybody to behave as if Edo State is a retirement benefit on account of his services to his party.