Sunday, December 21, 2014 11:01 pm
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State and national leader of Nigeria’s opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) said Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has introduced infrastructural revolution to the state.
Tinubu said this at the commissioning of a new 60-bed Specialist Hospital, built by the Oshiomhole administration in Ewohinmi, Esan South East Local Government area.
The hospital project which was abandoned over 25 years ago, is complete with state-of-the-art equipment, 3-bedroom doctors’ quarters and 2-bedroom Nurses’ quarters.
Tinubu said it was regrettable that the 16 years of the rule of the Peoples Democratic Party at the federal level has been a colossal waste.
“What you have in Edo State is common sense development revolution. Good security, employment, potable water supply, agriculture, good road infrastructure, vocational job to train and develop your mind and become independent in life. That is common sense development revolution.
“The only way you can get it at the federal level is to have the voter’s card and vote out the PDP. The 16 years of the Peoples Democratic Party did not produce anything. They were here and they did not do roads to reach your communities and they could not give you boreholes.
“We have spent six years now and six years of our arrival with our broom, we have been sweeping the dirt away. We say change from deceit; change from lies; change from excuses. Today the country is in darkness because of the deception of the PDP. When you pay a policeman pittance how do you expect him not to take bribe?
The former Lagos state governor said the APC has built new hospitals and schools in six years, and advised the people to go and collect their voter’s card and vote for the party if they want continuity of development.
“You want water to flow; you want good roads; you want potable water supply, then vote for APC. The reward for hard work is more work. So as the APC is doing well in Edo state, you expect more work. You must vote for more work and more facilities. Democracy is not a spectator’s game. If you have no card, go and collect one and vote against the PDP. There can be no running water if you don’t vote for APC. The PDP has failed and they will continue to fail,” he said.
Asiwaju Tinubu who gave the glory to God for the commissioned project, said Edo now has a government that builds hospitals that would save lives with emergency sections that would ensure that accident victims were attended to and that premature babies would be taken care of , adding, “Thank you Adams, thank you for leading a government that works.”
In his remarks, Governor Adams Oshiomhole said the hospital project is one of the dreams of this administration to extend development to the rural communities.
“For us in Edo State, the fact of being rural does not mean the people are inferior. Rural life is a function of location and not of quality and consistent with the commitment of our party to have an all inclusive development, the one that seeks to make people feel the impact of governance regardless of location, what you have seen is a practical statement that this is possible beyond rhetoric.
“When I visited here in 2009, the previous government had awarded it, in fact several governments after government had awarded it and they were just using it to siphon money in the name of the people of Ewohimi and the blocks they were using were so bad. We had to demolish that foundation and build a completely new hospital.
“His Royal Highness informed me that this project has been on for over 25 years and somehow they have given up. I am happy that God has used us to translate this to reality.
The governor disclosed that roads already built to connect Ewohimi to other major towns in Esan would be commended shortly.
On the poor power supply in the community, Oshiomhole said “It is important for the people to know that as long as the PDP is in power, the people would be out of power. So whenever you have the opportunity, let the young and old know that the problem of power supply cannot be solved unless the PDP is voted out of power.”