They also thanked Oshiomhole for finding a lasting solution to the problem of erosion in Auchi.
The elders , during a welcome back reception held in honour of Oshiomhole, urged the Federal Government not to let the ex-Governor’s talent go to waste.
The President had earlier commended Oshiomhole for the good work he did in Edo state and promised that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will find a place for him at the federal level.
Speaking further, the Edo elders also thanked the former Governor for the projects which he launched in their various areas.
They also thanked Oshiomhole for finding a lasting solution to the problem of erosion in the Auchi area of the state.
According to Vanguard, the group’s spokesman, Alhaji Usman Shagadi said “We were glad when the President said APC would engage Oshiomhole so that he would not waste his talent after his eight years tenure. We want Oshiomhole to play the type of politics he played in Edo State at the national level so that Nigerians will benefit from him too. We want Nigerians to benefit from his talents; we don’t want him to be confined where people will not benefit from his intelligence. We are today proud to come from Edo North because Oshiomhole made all of us proud. The three senatorial districts of the state have benefited from Oshiomhole’s administration.
“I can tell you that Oshiomhole executed three projects that we are very proud of here in Edo North. Firstly, road from Ekperi to Anegbete, second is the one from Jattu to Emegbai and the Auchi erosion project. We believe that no other governor would have done these three projects for us if he was not our son.”
According to recent reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is on the trail of Ex-Governor Oshiomhole over allegations of fraud levelled against him.