A group, Committee of Concerned Authors for Oshiomhole, has thrown its weight behind the candidacy of the state Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, for a second term in office in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state.
Rising from its inaugural general meeting in Benin City on Wednesday, COCAO, in a communiqué endorsed by its state Chairman, Comrade Igbotako Nowinta, pointed out that the resolve to endorse Oshiomhole for a second term was borne out of a careful consideration of the monumental achievements of the Oshiomhole administration in the state in the past three years.
“Given the space of unprecedented urban renewal programme of Comrade Oshiomhole and his assiduous commitment to the development of Edo State in other sectors, commonsense dictates that he should be returned back as governor come July 2012,” the group asserted.
COCAO resolved also to utilise its professional and intellectual capacities to support the governor in his bid for a second term in office.
They commended the governor for rolling out a number of palliatives amongst which they singled out the suspension of all forms of levies in both public primary and secondary schools as well as the drastic reduction of tuition fees paid by both full and part time students at the state owned Ambrose Alli University as steps which will cushion the effects of the removal of subsidy on petrol by the Federal Government.