Nigeria

Edo governor wins again


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The Incumbent governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has won a landslide second term in Saturday’s gubernatorial election. He will serve a four year term.

Adams Oshiomhole received 477,478 votes with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Charles Airhiavbere, coming second with 144,235 votes according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

In 2007 Adams Oshiomhole (59) fought for the governorship but initially was not successful. However his party contested the result as a result of a number of irregularities and the result was overturned by an election court and he was declared the winner. He took up his office in November 2008.

Adams Oshiomhole was formerly a union leader and in 1982 was appointed the General Secretary of the National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria. In 1999 he became President of the Nigerian Labour Congress. He has also served on the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU).

Edo State is an inland state in southern Nigeria with a population of just over two million.

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