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Byline: Chioma Gabriel
CHIEF John Oyegun was a third-republic governor of Edo State and a chieftain of All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP.
In this interview conducted Wednesday, the Benin-based politician speaks on the emergence, via fourth process, of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as the governor or Edo State and the circumstances responsible for that.
The Court of Appeal Tuesday declared Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as the governor of Edo State. As a former governor of the same state, how does that make you feel considering the circumstances?
I think the judgement has been generally welcomed by the entire state.
It has finally enthroned the true wishes of the people as demonstrated by their votes on the election day. The judiciary as far as this judgement is concerned has finally given us cause to hope that the judiciary is the last hope of the ordinary man. I'm not giving a total and blank cheque to the judiciary but as far as this case is concerned, they have done justice.
I wish it was even possible to also go ahead and punish those who were responsible for the sufferings of Edo people in the years. We thank God and we are hopeful that this new administration would bring a turn-around in Edo State because Edo State needed change. Now, we have gotten that change, we hope that the larger Nigerian society will follow the trend of what happened in Edo. Nigeria needs change very badly and like Oshiomhole said in his address to the people, that he is not sure this country can survive one more election that is rigged as the last one. So, Nigeria also needs change.
However, we pray that …