…at APC secretariat, Benin City
Top ranking aspirant for Edo 2024 guber race, Senator, Professor Oserheimen Osunbor will formally declare his intention to run for the coveted position tomorrow, Thursday at the All Progressives Congress, APC Secretariat in Benin City, Edo State.
This was contained in an invite signed by Hon Joshua Akhabue on Wednesday formally inviting supporters of the seasoned administrator and one of Nigeria’s foremost legislative guru.
Recall Osunbor had an 18-month stint as number one citizen of the Heartbeat of the Nation which was truncated in November 2008.
Unarguably, Osunbor touched the hearts of Edolites across the three senatorial districts which left indelible marks that are still visible for the people to see and feel.
Within this short period Osunbor touched virtually all the major economic sectors of the state abandoned to rot away.
If Osunbor had remained in office till second week of December of 2008, Edolites would have found bags of rice produced by the four farm settlements revamped by his administration in their homes. This was never to be because his administration was truncated when his efforts were been crystalised into fruition.
He equally extended this laudable gesture to Edo Line another government owned outfit.
Osunbor bought state of the art buses for both state owned transport companies.
Barely two weeks after that he bought tractors for all the farm settlements in the state to further boost agriculture in the state.
Osunbor being the son of a teacher and a parliamentarian in the First Republic knows where it pinches. He too as a teacher, the professor of law never owed teachers for those 18 months he worked as the chief servant of Edo people. He did not stop at that as he made sure pensioners were not owed a dime in those months he sat on the saddle.
Pensions for teachers
The records are there for all Edolites to check as there was no time teachers and pensioners queued to collect their legitimate stipends.
Security took a new shape and it is on record that for the first time in 15 years not even a gun shot was heard in Benin City in the 2007 Christmas period.
What the professor of law simply did then was to arm the Nigerian Police to the hilt and the police surprised Edo people by displaying the arms and bullet proof vehicles round the city of Benin that they were ready for anything in 2007.
Osunbor saw the roads when he emerged and he wept vowing to touch all parts of the state. In 18 months he renovated, refurbished and constructed 32 roads across the heartbeat of the nation.
This time around, Osunbor has vowed to embark on massive capacity building for Edolites as he strongly believes in the axiom that if you teach a man how to fish then his future is guaranteed for him and his nuclear family.
The Law First Class graduate of University of Nnsukka, a teacher of lawyers, a legislator, a Rhode Scholar in the mould of former President Bill Clinton who was dubbed the ‘Attorney General ‘ of the Senate by his fellow lawmakers will showcase what he has in stock for Edolites.
It’s on Thursday , December 7, 2023, be there to listen to his well wrapped packages for all Edolites.