Femi Falana, a human right activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, has praised Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state, describing him as a special governor and one of the best in Nigeria.
The Nation reports that lawyer spoke of Friday, November 13, in Benin City at a colloquium to mark the 7th anniversary Oshiomhole’s administration in the state.
In his speech, Falana noted that Oshiomhole took over the leadership of Edo state at those times when its coffers were looted and dried up.
According to Falana, who served as moderator at the event, the governor has demonstrated extraordinary leadership qualities in looking for money in the rock to fix the state.
“When he assumed the mantle of leadership, the expectations at home and abroad were very high. Having been in the front of popular struggle and led the Nigerian people against systemic exploitation and corruption, Nigerians were wondering what this social critic was going to do.”
“It wasn’t easy because by the time he assumed leadership, the economy was nose-diving. The eight years before then, the governors of this country particularly of this state were all smiling to the bank.”
“Our comrade accepted the challenge and look for water even in the rock. The road has not been easy and the battle has been though. Oshiomhole ranked as one of the best in this country,” he said.
Meanwhile, Lucky Igbinedion, a former governor of Edo state, has blasted Oshiomhole, calling him the biggest thief in Benin City and the least qualified person to talk about corruption.
He also called on the governor to explain to the people of the state how he spent the federal allocations and internal generated revenues running into trillions naira in seven years.
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