Adams Oshiomhole
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"Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole" is a former labor leader, turned politician who recently won a landslide victory for a second term as the Governor of Edo State in Nigeria on the platform of the Action Congress . His first term was won following his court appeal to the results of a massively rigged April 2007 election in which the candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party (Nigeria)/People's Democratic Party Oserheimen Osunbor had initially been declared the winner. He assumed office on 12 November 2008 after winning the appeal.


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Oshiomhole was formerly president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), and was prominent as the leader of a campaign of industrial action against high oil prices in Nigeria.

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Nigerians have spoken their anger, hunger, hardship and frustration and if the government fails to listen, the responsibility and consequences of what follows lie squarely at its doorstep because we cannot guarantee peace and security in this kind of environment.

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