Comrade Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has urged women in the state to shun politicians who preach politics of “stomach infrastructure” saying they do not mean well for the state and the nation.
Addressing women at this year’s Edo Women Conference held in Benin City, Oshiomhole said: “Edo women have the right to question politicians on their credibility because it is no longer the business of rice, salt, beans, or money. It is knowing what happened in the past and comparing with the present. Women, you have the right qualifications because intelligence is not determined by possessions of certificates”.
He said: “No society can make any progress if by its policies or action of policies, majority or simple majority of your populace remain under develop. If as a result of poorly articulated public policies or even when the policy is properly articulated but not well implemented to the spirit and the letter, if by our actions and inactions in government or out of government, we do not empower the majority of our citizens, then we cannot talk of empowerment of anybody.”