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Oshiomhole’s re-election is victory for masses

17 July 2012, 14:49

Edo - The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) on Monday described the re-election of Gov. Adams Oshiomhole of Edo as victory for the masses and workers.

A statement signed by Peter Esele, TUC President, and John Kolawole, TUC General Secretary in Lagos, said that voters were interested in the election because they wanted development.

Oshiomhole defeated his main challenger, Charles Airhiavbere by 477,478 votes to 144,235 votes.

``His victory is indeed the victory of not only Edo people but that of the masses of Nigeria, especially the impoverished and deprived workers,’’ the statement said.

It noted that the election was an entrenchment of good governance in Edo and a determination of the people to ensure development in the state.

"We congratulate the governor and see this victory as a renewed opportunity to further raise the bar of good governance not only in his state but also in Nigeria.

"The good work must continue and the light must continue shining for development and growth of the nation,’’ it said.

The statement commended the efforts of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as well as the security agents for conducting an election that was generally acceptable to the people of Edo.

It said that even the international community accepted the decision in spite of the setbacks witnessed during the early hours of the day.

The statement also praised President Goodluck Jonathan for his commitment and determination to ensure that the wishes of Edo people were not truncated.



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