Oshiomhole urges Jonathan to let votes count in Edo guber polls

Channels Television  
Updated June 11, 2012

The governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to allow the will of the people prevail in the forthcoming governorship election in the state, saying anything short of this will negate the One man, One vote principle which the president preaches.

The governor made the call at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium where  thousands of women converged to express their appreciation to the governor and assure him of their votes in the July 14 election.

According to the governor, the people of the state were sophisticated voters, which was why they voted for the President in his personal capacity in the Presidential election while they rejected other candidates of his party in other elections held in the state.

He urged the President to ensure that he reciprocate same by letting the will of the people prevail, adding that the President should resist the temptation to support any plan to rig the July 14 election.

The Governor said the Edo people voted for the president because of his transformation agenda therefore, urging him to put the interest of Nigeria over that of the godfather.

Oshiomhole declared that the coming election is a final blow to under development in the state.

The wife of the deputy governor, Endurance Odubu urged the women to recognise the impact of the incumbent administration on themselves and their children and mobilise to ensure his return to office.

Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) woman leader, Mrs Modina Emovon and the House of Assembly member representing Uhunmwode Constituency Elizabeth Ativie called on the women to ensure their votes count by ensuring that the thumb print properly and minimise void votes.

While thanking the women for the large turnout, Oshiomhole said it is gratifying to note that the women are united by the common idea fired by a commitment and determination that Edo state must be taken to the next level.