Friday, March 21, 2008

Nigeria: Comrade Adams Oshiomhole Declared Governor of Edo State!


Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole

In a historic judgment on Thursday March 20, 2007, The Chairman of the Edo State Election Petitions Tribunal, Justice Peter Umeadi, ruled that Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the gubernatorial candidate of the Action Congress political party scored 166,577 votes against 129,057 for Professor Oserheimen Osunbor, the gubernatorial candidate of the incumbent People's Democratic Party, therefore Comrade Adams Oshiomhole was the actual winner of the 2007 April gubernatorial election in Edo state.

Justice Umeadi said:
"The First Petitioner, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, is hereby declared the elected Governor of Edo State of Nigeria; he is the candidate who has scored the highest number of valid votes cast during the April 14, 2007 governorship election in the state, and has satisfied the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, and the provisions of Sections 40 and 147 (2) of the Electoral Act 2006.”
"The election of Senator (Prof.) Oserheimen Osunbor as the Governor of Edo State is hereby declared null and void, and nullified."

The Chairman of the Edo State Election Petitions Tribunal, Justice Peter Umeadi, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue a certificate of return to Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as the elected governor of Edo state.

Comrade Oshiomhole and other aggrieved members of the Action Congress (AC) and other opposition parties have challenged the electoral victories of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP), because of the rampant cases of electoral malpractices, irregularities, hooliganism and violence witnessed and documented during the 2007 April elections in Nigeria.

"With the language of the judgment, the depth of the analysis and transparent manner in which the issues were addressed, I think the judiciary has done not just me, but the average Nigerian proud," Comrade Adams Oshiomhole said.

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and other national bodies have applauded the nullification of the fraudulent election of Senator (Prof.) Oserheimen Osunbor as the Governor of Edo State.

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima

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I am happy to congratulate Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the gubernatorial candidate of the Action Congress (AC) and the entire people of Edo state as they celebrate his declaration as the rightful winner of the April 14, 2007 gubernatorial election in Edo State, Nigeria.

Comrade Adams Oshiomhole deserves the support of all well-meaning citizens of Nigeria, because his victory is the victory of justice and a beacon of hope for true democracy in Nigeria.

2 comments:

Robinson said...

Good day am Robinson Emmanuel, i am very happy to see the new Governnnor of my state Benin City, it is a very good thing to see a man with reputation Governing my state. but please i will like to ask the Oshomole Regime one favour. the high rate of cultism in bini is to much, kill here and there. not that this cultism does not exist in other state.But the high rate of killing in Benin City is too much, and i believe that it it lack of job and many issue that has been over looked. i am please to the new government that is coming in to look forward on this issue, i know that is not easy becasue i am from Benin too i know how it is, but is the government of bini kingdom care about his people, then something can be done.

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

Robinson,
Thank you for the good advice.

I will alert Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and he will do his best for the good of Edo state and the rest of Nigeria.

Cheers and God bless.