Oshiomhole confirms Edo varsity VC’s appointment

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state has confirmed the appointment of Prof. Cordelia Agbebaku as the substantive vice-chancellor of the state-owned Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, explaining that government’s decision was borne out of the fact that Prof. Agbebaku had brought stability and development to the university.

Oshiomhole disclosed this when he received traditional rulers from Edo Central Senatorial district at the Government House, Benin City, recently.
He said: “We are confirming the Vice Chancellor of Ambrose Alli University. I believe she brought some stability to the institution. They tried to politicise the whole thing by bringing ethnicity into it, but Edo will be driven by merit because we recognise merit.”

Continuing, he said: “We will continue to do our best to make the point that Edo is one and the same. Politics of ethnicity is promoted by people who do not have ideas and there is nothing that is good for the Bini man that is bad for the Esan man and there is nothing that is good for the Esan man that is bad for the Bini man.

“Politicians create this divide. One of my objectives is to remind ourselves of our common ancestry and common dialect. I want to thank you for all you are doing to promote the cause of peace and sharing information with security agencies that has led to the reduction of crime in the state.”

Responding, the royal fathers who were led by the Onojie of Opoji, Ehidiamen, said: “Your action has again shamed your critics who believed you do not love the Esan people.”

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