The Igbo Community in Edo State has assured the Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, of massive support in his second term bid.
The Igbo community made this pledge during a courtesy visit to the governor at the Government House, Benin City, on Thursday.
President-General of the Igbo Community Union, Edo State, Sir Luke Abbas, who led the delegation to the Government House, said he was mandated to congratulate the administration for the wonderful job being done in the state in general and for the Igbo Community in particular.
According to him, “The administration in the past three and half years has transformed Edo State into an unbelievable and unparalleled level of development in the areas of road construction, hospital re-construction, rural development, provision of modern schools for our children, reduction of schools fees for children in Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma and other tertiary institutions.”
He said the Igbo community will repeat the massive voting that they gave to the governor in 2007 governorship election come July 14, 2012.
Onyemene appreciated the governor for the provision of jobs to 21 Igbo natives since the inception of his administration, adding that the Igbos have benefited abundantly from the administration
He appealed to the governor to provide a venue for the Igbos in Edo State to mourn the death of their leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, whose burial is holding on Friday.
The Igbo community later presented a branded vehicle in support of the second term bid of Oshiomhole as well as promised to brand their vehicles during the campaign.
Oshiomhole thanked the members of the Igbo Community for their support and prayers and expressed his appreciation for their contribution to the economy of the state.