for his total dedication to the service of the nation.
“Nigerians have reasons to be grateful to Oyegun for his contribution to the development of democracy.” the leaders, under the aegis of the South-South Front (SSF), said.
In a statement signed by SSF Chairman, Chief John Harry, the leaders commended Oyegun for devoting almost his entire adult life to the service of the Nigerian State, engaging party faithful in exciting ways and thinking outside the box.
They described the APC national chairman as a selfless leader, ardent nationalist, a profound humanist, an astute politician and a paragon of virtues.
“Chief Odigie-Oyegun, a clean and competent administrator, erudite politician and a true democrat, is dedicated and fearless. He is also a fighter for good governance and transparency” the leaders said.
Recalling his days as executive governor of Edo State on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), the leaders noted the improvement in the various sectors, provision of potable water, potent health care delivery and good roads as well as secured living in the state.
They praised Oyegun for his free education at all levels and health services for children and maternal cases, the completion of Oba Market, the Cultural Centre and State Water Board Headquarters.
They also commended him for the huge employment, provision of a modern and subsidized urban mass transit system, relocation of NABTEB to Edo State and successful lobbying of the Federal Government to take over the polytechnic in Auchi.
“Oyegun’s politics hinges on the pillar of development, concern for the nation and its people. The former governor of Edo State met the yearnings and aspirations of the people during his short stint in power.”