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Edo Election Is A Divine Example For Others - Bishop Dunia
Following the peaceful conduct of Edo State Governorship election on July 14th, 2012 in which Comrade Adams Oshiomhole of ACN emerged as winner, the Catholic Bishop of Auchi Diocese, Most Rev. (Dr.) Gabriel G. Dunia, has affirmed that it was a divine example for other states in Nigeria to emulate, stressing that the peaceful nature of the election was totally the handwork of God.

He stated this recently while addressing THE PROMISE Newspaper crew at the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Sabo-Iyakpi.

According to the Bishop “there is the hand of God in the final result as many people, including me were apprehensive because, that was not the first election we have witnessed that though perfectly done, but will be overturned” and added that “the way the election came to an end, I saw the hand of God and the people were jubilating as God took charge”.

Continuing, the Chief Shepherd of the Diocese reiterated that anything controlled by God is always perfect; noting that the Edo State election result was the way God wanted it to be and described the exercise as credible, orderly and acceptable, hence the people loved it.

Speaking on the expectation of the second term of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the Bishop hinted “…he will not like to disappoint the people or himself by not working with the level of support he received during the election that will make him do more. In fact, he would wish he has more resources to even surprise the people more. I am very sure he is going to do more in terms of development”.

Further, the shepherd of souls who charged the Governor to continue in his developmental stride in the state, enjoined him to establish more industries to reduce unemployment as well as establish more higher institutions to increase the rate of admission for teaming youths in the state, while urging him to intensify the security so that the people can be more secured anywhere they are, and for his projects to be successfully implemented.

He prayed God to give the Governor more resources and the wherewithal to discharge his duties effectively so that the electorate will know that he appreciates them.

On his part, the Director, Justice, Development and Peace Commission (JDPC), Auchi Diocese, Rev. Fr. Clement Anaedevha, noted that the mass turn out during the Edo governorship election was due to high level of development recorded in the state in the past few years, adding that “Edo people at the moment want to experience more good things in terms of development”.

Fr. Anaedevha who expressed satisfaction on the peaceful conduct of the election, noted that the massive turn out of the electorate during the election was also based on trust the people has on Governor Oshiomhole and charged him to continue to sustain the trust the people have on him, stressing that “it is the trust which the people have for him that made them to come out to vote again for him but if thereafter, the glamour of this moment is swept under the carpet and the level of development is not continuing, then the trust will be lost”.

Also, the JDPC Director hinted that “it has dawned on the people that the time has passed when politicians come to deceive them or induce them with material things that will easily pass away”. He further urged the governor to sustain the level of development in the state.

In a similar vain, the Okpe Ukpi of Ogbona, Chief Willy Idode who expressed happiness on the successful conduct of the election, stressed that the emergence of Oshiomhole as the winner to rule Edo State for the second term did not come to him as a surprise, as his re-election was a demonstration of his good leadership to the people of Edo State.

More, Chief Idode tasked other leaders in the country to live up to the expectations of the electorate as demonstrated by Comrade Governor Adams Oshiomhole, adding that it would enable the electorate to exercise trust and have confidence in their policies, while urging the governor to continue to keep to his campaign promises.

 

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