The former governor of Edo State, Senator Adams Oshiomhole has said that President Bola Tinubu is now the president of the ‘Edo No be Lagos’ Campaigners (ENLC).
Senator Adams Oshiomhole, who is a former governor of Edo stated this when he spoke at reception held in honor of lawmakers at the Federal Capital Territory, FCT Abuja, on Sunday.
According to the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, President Bola Tinubu is a game-changer, who is living up to the expectations of Nigerians.
Senator Oshiomhole described Nigeria’s new leader as an “action President.”
He extoled President Bola Tinubu for hitting the ground running and taking bold decisions after taking over the reins of power on May 29, 2023.
Oshiomhole said “Some people were screaming ‘Edo no be Lagos,’ when the then candidate of the APC, now President Bola Tinubu, visited Benin City (to campaign). But he said something back then.
“I remember him saying those who said ‘Edo no be Lagos’ will leave and see Edo becoming not just like Lagos but even better than Lagos. That same man is now the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with a legislative branch called National Assembly.
“He has also extended the tenure of our judges so they can have courage to dispense justice without being afraid that they will soon retire and wondering what they will do thereafter.”
The ex governor hailed president Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu for giving assent to the electricity law.
Senator Oshiomhole said it would help manage electricity smuggling into neighbouring communities of Niger Republic.
Senator Oshiomhole added that President Tinubu “has started what he promised to do.
People may not like the immediate effect but in the long run, what he saves will be ploughed back in the system.
“There is another one he said which many people have noticed.
He said as President, he will no longer accept the situation where you have the so-called national grid that cannot carry power from Ovia to Azura power plant.
“As governor of Edo State, Azura power plant was set up producing about 750 megawatts.
But that power is sometimes taken to Niger Republic and you don’t have power in Benin.
The President has now signed a law that says you can generate your power and consume it where you generate it.