The Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole has revealed that he has been a militant all his life and he will remain and retire as one not with guns, Herald reports.
Oshiomhole said as an activist he was in governance to know the ropes, know how to help people and counter concepts like god-fatherism in politics. He stated this in Abuja on Wednesday during a forum tagged ‘The Podium’, organised by The Kukah Centre in collaboration with the Ford Foundation.
According to Oshiomhole, a labourer is worthy of his wages, meaning if an employer is owing, he is breaching a contract.
Giving an informal account of his stewardship and why he carried out most of his actions, the governor said he stayed true to his activism years by not owing salaries and the programme, which seeks an interface between the electorate and policy makers, had the theme: “From Activism to Political Power: The Challenges of Democratic Governance in Nigeria”.