By Prince Raf Jimoh Omogbai
Adams Oshiomhole is a name that rings a bell in the Nigerian political space. This is one man that has left indelible footprints in various aspects of governance. He is one of the few politicians in Nigeria that has earned street credibility because of his many achievements as a former governor of Edo state and National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The question that many Nigerians are asking at the moment is whether Adams Oshiomhole should be made the Senate President of the country. This is a question that is generating a lot of debates, and hence, this article will take a closer look at the street credibility of Adams Oshiomhole and why he is the right man to lead the Nigerian Senate.
Adams Oshiomhole served as the governor of Edo state from 2008 to 2016, and during his tenure, he implemented several policies and programs that helped transform the state and improve the lives of the people. He successfully transformed the state capital, Benin City, into a modern metropolis with first-class infrastructure, including roads, hospitals, schools, and others. Under his leadership, the state became a reference point for good governance and development.
As the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole successfully worked towards the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general election. He also led the party to victory in several states, including Kwara, Imo, and Osun, despite strong oppositions from the opposition parties. His role in the party’s success can not be overemphasized, and this has earned him the respect of many Nigerians, especially APC supporters.
The Nigerian Senate plays a critical role in the country’s governance, and thus, it is necessary to have a competent and experienced person at its helm. Adams Oshiomhole is a politician with a wealth of experience and knowledge of workings of the Nigerian political system. He has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to providing good governance and improving the lives of Nigerians.
The Senate President is expected to provide leadership and direction to the parliament while ensuring that the legislature works symbiotically with other arms of government to achieve the overall development of the country. With his experience as a former governor and national chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole possesses the requisite skills and competence to lead the Nigerian Senate.
In conclusion, Adams Oshiomhole’s street credibility, vast experience, and track record in governance make him a worthy candidate for the position of the Senate President. Nigerians need a leader who understands the dynamics of the political terrain to provide direction and lead by example. Adams Oshiomhole has proven to be one such leader, and hence, his appointment as the Senate President will be a step in the right direction for the growth and development of Nigeria.
Prince Raf Jimoh Omogbai is the publisher of Afemai Reporters.