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Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, on Saturday said the recurring political disagreements among various interest groups in Nigeria were not justifiable reasons for the economic sabotage witnessed in some parts of the country.


Governor Oshiomhole, who spoke during the 56th Independence Day celebration at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin, also said despite the destruction of public infrastructure by sponsored groups, Nigeria would not be intimidated.

He explained, “If things go wrong, as Karl Marx taught us, the masses will have nothing to lose. The political elite will have everything to lose. All of us must put the national interest over and above our personal interests.

“Our political frustrations cannot be an excuse to sponsor people to sabotage the economy, breaking pipelines and resorting to carrying arms to intimidate the state. The Nigerian state cannot be intimidated.”

He said the 1814 amalgamation of the then Southern and Northern protectorates ‎was an act “ordained by God” and maintained that the nation’s unity was not negotiable.

He also pledged the support of the state government to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

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    1. You are very blind to differentiate a human from an animal . Dull brains

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  2. Yes Mr. Adams. I agree with you. You know? The masses have never benefited from the government and that is why the Niger Delta boys were bent on destroying the oil installations that our politicians like you are feeding fat from. The masses are benefitting nothing from Nigerian government and the vast natural wealth that God endowed on her simply because you politicians successfully hijacked them for your selfish interest. Mr. Adams, I had some level of respect for you when you were NLC president, though you tried your little best as a governor, you gave Edo state a face lift from what it was when you met it. But sir, do you have to tell a man that you are sleeping with his wife and that he can do nothing, that he is a losser? No sir. And that is the cause of the numerous agitations in our country today. We need to learn. We wouldn't wish the bridge to collapse simply because we have crossed it. You used to identify with the poor, the down trodden. But I love your remorsefullness, especially what you did with that widow that you insulted. I know that you did it out of anger, because sometimes, Nigerians need iron hand. So my governor, like you said, the masses has never benefited from Nigerian government.

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