By LUCKY EFESE
A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress in Oredo Local Government Area, Mr. Nicholas Iserhien Woghiren JP, has lauded the Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole for his exemplary leadership in the state.
Mr. Woghiren disclosed this to the Nigerian Observer at the premises of Edo Line Transport Company Limited, along James Watt Road in Benin City, during the verification exercise of the workers embarked on by the state government.
He noted that Edo Line Transport Service was closed down in 2010, following the workers’ protest against the administration of the former board and that the amiable governor, as a listening and people-oriented leader took bold step to revamp the first premier transport company in Nigeria in May, after due consultations with stakeholders on the way forward.
Mr. Woghiren, stressed that consequent upon his sterling leadership qualities which culminated in massive infrastructural developments across the state, he without primordial sentiments appointed a private transport guru and prominent Chief in Benin Kingdom, Chief Dr. John Osamede Adun Jp, the Ayobahan of Benin Kingdom, as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer to take the Transport Company to the next level in the state.
He posited that the appointment of Chief Adun was the manifestation of the August honest of the Governor to bring development to the door steps of the people in the state, just as he had advised workers of the transport service to abide by the verification exercise and embrace the Comrade Governor’s decision to accept the harmonization exercise for their benefit.
The astute politician, who averred that he was at the premises of Edo Line to ascertain the tremendous works carried out for resuscitation and opined that, if APC remained in power for another eight years in the state, the transport company will have returned to it prime position as the number one state owned transport company headed by a well refined and experienced administrator in Nigeria, whose prospects in the transport industry were unrivaled.
He urged the workers to support the Managing Director and the State Governor so that APC as a formidable party shall remain in power both at state and in Federal levels for the purposes of consolidating on the transformation agenda just as he urged the APC members to remain focused and transparent toward unity so that the party would win the 2015 and 2016 general elections.