BENIN CITY – Former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has commissioned a new 60-bed Specialist Hospital, built by the Governor Adams Oshiomhole-led government, in Ewohinmi, Esan South East Local Government area of Edo State. The Hospital is complete with state-of-the-art equipment, three bedroom Doctors’ quarters and two bedroom Nurses’ quarters.
Speaking at the commissioning of the hospital project which was first conceptualized but abandoned over 25 years ago, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu who is also a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said that with the commissioning of the hospital and other projects in the state, Governor Oshiomhole has introduced infrastructural development revolution to the state.
Tinubu said it is regrettable that the 16 years of the rule of the Peoples Democratic Party at the federal level has been a colossal waste.
He said “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 with 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?
“We have built new hospitals and schools in six years. If you want continuity of this development, go and collect your voter’s card and vote for APC.
“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 added, “Glory be to God, we now have a government that build hospitals that would save lives; emergency sections that would ensure that accident victims are  attended to; that premature babies would be taken care of . Thank you Adams, thank you for leading a government that works”.
In his remarks, Governor Oshiomhole said the hospital project is one of the dreams of this administration to extend development to the rural communities.
He said, “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 had 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.
“We have built roads connecting Ewohimi to other major towns in Esan and shortly we shall be commissioning them.”
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.”
Asiwaju Tinubu had earlier, in Benin City, commissioned the rebuilt 6-lane New Lagos road, complete with walkways and street lights.