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A pro-democracy organization,  Progressive Youths for Justice and Development Initiative, has said the emergence of former Governor of Edo state, Comrade Adams Oshomohole, as President of the Nigerian senate will be the best thing to happen to present democratic government in the country.

This comes on the heels of the formal inauguration of 10th senate, which election shall be conducted to choose new President of the Nigerian senate in June, 2023.

However, the youth orgainzation, while rallying support for the former governor for Nigerian Senate Presidency in the soon-to-be inaugurated 10th national assembly, on Monday, by its executive director, Comrade Uchechukwu Chukwu, noted Oshomohole possesed the requisite capacity, ability and competences to mount the leadership saddle of the upper legislative chamber, having demonstrated the same wherewithal in various capacities as then Governor and national chairman of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC).

According to the group, “as then national chairman of the ruling political party in Nigeria, the youth umbrella body noted that Comrade Adams Oshomohole ensured political stability, against the then intra party crisis that bedevilled the All Progressives Congress under the administration of Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, bringing the rivalry and disunity that were reigning supreme among major party leaders and critical stakeholders.

“It remains in the annals of Nigeria political history that Comrade Adams Oshomohole displayed uncommon courage, sagacity and resoluteness in defeating political godfathers who plotted to build a caliphate tilted at  imposing their inordinate political ambitions, wishes, and draconian and harsh policies on the people/masses.

“It’s on record that under Comrade Adams Oshomohole as then national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the party won more majority elective political seats in 2019. Even southeast zone which was not APC- dominated area, Oshomohole’s ascendency into the office of national chairman of the party, APC secured victory in good number of elective political positions in southeast and south south geopolitical zones of Nigeria.

Continuing, “as President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Oshomohole showed undeterredly spirits, and committed in compelling and prevailing on then executive arm of government in Nigeria, towards welfare enhancement of Nigerian workers/servants. He ensured the then federal government sit up on its responsibility in formulating and implementing good policies and programmes that have direct positive impacts on the masses. And these and the rest of others endeared Nigerians, and particularly, Edo people in choosing him to become their Governor.”

The southeast zonal chapter of the organization also confided that Oshimohole’s uncommon courage and visionary acumen will come to play in ensuring impactful and productive laws are enacted towards improving  nation’s economy and critical infrastructure for good of Nigerian people if given chance to emerge as the number lawmaker of the country come next month.

The youth development advocacy organization, however, appealed to the newly-elected members of the red chamber of the national assembly, to jettison tribal and party leanings, and as well, individual political differences, and support Comrade Adams Oshomohole emerge as next Nigerian Senate President, to be able to complement the effort of the incoming federal government of Nigeria under Ashiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as President of Federal Republic of Nigeria come May 29th, 2023.

AFRIPOST recalls that he Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had recently declared Adams Oshiomhole of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of February 25, 2023 national assembly election for Edo North Senatorial District in Edo state.

Benjamin Adesina, the INEC Returning Officer, on Sunday in Auchi, declared Mr Oshiomhole as the winner of the polls with 107,110 votes.

He defeated the incumbent Senator Francis Alimekhena of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who scored 55,344 votes.

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