APC Chieftains Queuing Up To Succeed Oshiomhole Were Nowhere To Be Found When He Needed Them Most – Aide
Chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo State have been urged to rally round Governor Adams Oshiomhole in his effort to leave lasting legacies in the state, rather than stay aloof or join the opposition to vilify him.
The call to rally round Governor Oshiomhole was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant, SSA, on Media, Mr. John Mayaki.
In the statement issued yesterday, Mr. Mayaki said: “In the past seven years, there are some members of this party who have not granted interviews to media houses or issued a statement to appreciate, encourage and support the governor for the developmental projects he executes.
“Those criticizing the governor today are those who have benefitted from his benevolence but have nothing to put on the table either for the development of the state or the party. Oshiomhole paid (December) salaries on the 21, but we didn’t see any of these people appreciating him”.
According to the statement, it was disappointing that despite the singular effort of Mr. Oshiomhole to raise the internally generated revenue of the state through the implementation of already existing tax policies, which was resisted by those it termed “untouchables” in the state, none of the “big politicians who are presently queuing up to reap from the party”, stood up to be counted when they were needed most.
“We all can see what Oshiomhole is doing in terms of road rehabilitation in the metropolis and across the state. We all can see the good work Engineer Mujaidu Dako, Managing Director of Rapid Response Agency is doing on Boundry Road, Federal Road, Aiguobasimi and PZ Road. We can see work going on in Ihama Road, and from there to Akhiobare and Central Road but we have not seen our people appreciating the Comrade”.