Oshiomhole swears in LG chairmen

BY SIMON EBEGBULEM

BENIN—THE 14 newly elected local government area chairmen on the platform of Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in weekend’s elections in Edo State, were sworn-in, yesterday, by Governor Adams Oshiomhole.

He also ordered Edo State Independent Electoral Commission, EDSIEC, to apologise to the people of the state for the lapses recorded in the council elections.

Speaking during the event, the governor said: “I want to reassure, not only Edo people but all Nigerians, that I am committed and I remain committed and I shall ever be committed to the principle of one man one vote.  It is not a choice.  In a democracy, there is no alternative to that.

“In the last election, there were issues that deeply troubled me.  The fact that election materials did not arrive on time from Lagos, as a responsible government, we did our best to ensure that those materials were properly secured.  We did our best to ensure that the materials were delivered to EDSIEC.”

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