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Stay away from Edo, PDP tells Buhari, Tinubu

The party also came down heavily on the state governor, Adams Oshiomhole, describing him as corrupt, financially reckless and wasteful.The party, through its state chairman,…

The party also came down heavily on the state governor, Adams Oshiomhole, describing him as corrupt, financially reckless and wasteful.
The party, through its state chairman, Chief Dan Orbih, stated this at the weekend during a rally organized to welcome some defectors from the APC to the PDP.
 Chief  Orbih displayed two Edo state government vouchers with number EXT/GOV/GHSP/2441/14 and EXT/GOV/GHSP/2477/14, which he said were used to sign out the sum of N76 and N66 million respectively for the commissioning of projects on November 28 and 29, 2014.
 “Governor Oshiomhole sat in his office and signed two vouchers to commission projects on November 28th and 29th. In those vouchers, it was written, ‘voucher to commission projects in Edo state by two eminent Nigerians, Retired General Muhammadu Buhari and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.’ In those vouchers, the sum of N76 and N66 million were signed simply to cut tapes for projects that had earlier been commissioned.
“How else do you define a corrupt governor? How can a government sign N142 million just for Buhari and Tinubu to come to cut a tape? Never before in the history of this state have we witnessed this level of fraud and misappropriation of public fund.
“We are telling Buhari and Tinubu to stay away from Edo State because our accounts are usually depleted to massage their over-bloated ego. What they have shown is that they do not love Edo people,” Orbih declared.
 On the 2015 presidential election, he noted that it was the responsibility of all sons and daughters of the South-South geo-political zone, irrespective of their political affiliations, to rally round President Goodluck Jonathan so that he would bring more development to the zone and the country at large.
Reacting to the allegations, Edo state commissioner of Information, Louis Odion in a statement said: “With Comrade Adams Oshiomhole commissioning world-class projects all over Edo state in the last two months, we know PDP would be gnashing their teeth in envy.
“But we least expected malice would push them into forging vouchers to back up a shameless lie in their evil desperation to tarnish Oshiomhole’s golden records. But Edo people are not deceived. They know their governor is a very prudent man. That is why even today, whereas PDP-led federal government is owing workers arrears of salaries despite cornering whopping 52 percent of federation account, Edo is not owing workers. The joke is on Edo PDP.  With less than six weeks to the general elections, it is very laughable that PDP, rather than show remorse by first apologising to Edo people for under-developing the state for 10 years, has resorted to peddling fake vouchers for a transaction that exists only in their crooked imagination. It is very cheap indeed.”

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