By ZIKA BOBBY, Sun Newspaper
Senior Special Assistant to Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole on Media Affairs, Mr. John Mayaki has identified those who he said are averse to the governor finishing well and strong in November 2016.
Mayaki who described the 7th year anniversary ceremony as symbolic called on well-meaning Edo people and Nigerians to support the Comrade Governor in his last leg of the journey, since “we are all involved in his success.”
Mayaki identified those who voluntarily violate law and order as primary culprits, saying such people do not wish the government finishing well and strong.
He said: “Those who intentionally violate traffic rules, block drainages and water ways and willfully damage the environment do not wish the government well. Chief among those who want this government to fail are those who are non-compliant to tax remission, those who sell their wares along major roads and streets instead of the markets and those who park illegally, drive dangerously and beat up enforcement officials. These people do not wish this government finishing strong.
” He added: “There is no doubt that Oshiomhole’s testimonial is a sing-song in every nook and cranny of Edo State because he started well. We must know that it’s not how Governor Oshiomhole started that matters but how he finishes. The man who finishes strong is termed exception because, when it comes to finishing strong, the odds are against you. It’s going to take some tough policy decisions and choices from the Governor and he needs our support.”
“However, one must quickly put in perspective that finishing strong does not mean finishing unblemished. Finishing strong does not mean finishing perfect. That is impossible. Finishing strong is tough. It’s not for everyone because it’s not easy. The Comrade Governor knows where the finishing line is. Since the finishing line is at sight, he is more focused now to block out everything else and concentrates fully and completely on the tape. His eye is on the mark and that’s what will enable him to blot out the pain and exhaustion and finish strong.
“Comrade is gifted with very impressive strengths. He sure will survive the ambushes because to finish strong means that you survived the ambushes from those characters I have earlier enumerated. These ambushes among others have been anticipated and I congratulate the Comrade Governor for being on the path to finishing strong and well,” Mayaki said.