Monday, 16 July 2012

Edo State Celebrates True Democracy #ProudlyEdo

Jubilant residents of Benin on Sunday took to the streets celebrating the re-election of Adams Oshiomhole as Governor of Edo State.
Oshiomhole received the nod for his second term in office by polling 477,478 votes to beat his closest rival, Maj.-Gen Charles Airhiavbere (retd.) of the Peoples Democratic Party who garnered 144,235 votes in Saturday’s election in the State.
The residents defied the downpour and danced round the city in long convoy of vehicles. Many jubilant youths rode on top of cars and buses and held aloft brooms, the symbol of Oshiomhole’s Action Congress of Nigeria.
Some of the youth performed stunts and chanted “Oshio Baba,” and “Osho Baba,” continuously.
The re-elected governor later joined the crowd at the city centre to move round Ring Road, Sapele Road, Ogbelaka Street and Sakponba Road in the capital city.
Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State (centre), celebrating with his supporters after the announcement of the election result in Benin ... on Sunday
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