By Ahwaritoma Abavo, Benin





Hon Justin Okonoboh, Speaker, Edo State House of Assembly

Hon Justin Okonoboh, Speaker, Edo State House of Assembly

Few days to the September 10 governorship election in Edo State, the electorate have been asked to shun all misleading devises by politicians to sway them from making objective decisions, and vote their conscience on the poll Day.

Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Justin Esezobor Okonoboh made the statement last Saturday at his official residence during the event he organized to mark Edo 25 years Anniversary.

While appraising the level of development in the state within the period in response to a question from journalists, Okonoboh noted that the administration of elder statesman, Samuel Osagbovo Ogbemudia actually laid the ground works of development in the state which successive administrations have built on.

Ever since, no notable new development has been made except renovation here and there with only the outgoing Adams Oshiomhole administration recording a few innovations from the past hence in the September 10 governorship election, the electorate should vote their conscience, he said.

“Most of the things you see today were actually done by Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia. All successive governments have come to do were just to renovate.

“Since democracy came, a few things have been done and there have been some improvement. But you notice like when Adams Oshiomhole came, a few serious things were done especially construction of roads. For schools, some were built, but many of them too were renovations.

Okonoboh pointed out that the achievements recorded in the state so far, were made possible due to the pervading atmosphere of peace which he emphasized underline the Oshiomhole administration and have attracted investors moving it away from a core civil service State.

The Edo number three man urged; “It is in that light that I am appealing to Edo people that in this coming election they should vote their conscience and let us continue to move Edo State forward