- Some members of the PDP wants Governor Godwin Obaseki probed
- The PDP members alleged that the governor has been awarding contracts to his private firm
- The governor has reacted to the allegation, saying he won't be distracted by falsehood
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Some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under the aegis of Concerned Edo PDP Stakeholders, have petitioned the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), over alleged diversion of funds by Governor Godwin Obaseki.
They alleged that the governor should be investigated over the alleged award of contracts to his firm.
A copy of the petition signed by Andrew Egboigbe, a PDP member in Ward 3, Orhionmwon Local Government, was submitted reportedly submitted to the ICPC on Monday, August 3.
The petition alleged that Obaseki, being the founder of the firm, used his position to award contracts to his company.
Responding, Governor Obaseki's spokesman, Crusoe Osagie, said: “The allegation is false and a feeble attempt to tarnish the image of the Edo state governor.
“Edo state under Governor Obaseki prides herself as one of the most transparent states in the management of her finances.
“As we head into the election, our eyes are constantly on the ball and we will not be distracted by such falsehoods.”
Meanwhile, the governor's spokesman has described the manifesto of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as outdated and controversial.
Speaking in Benin city on Tuesday, August 3, Osagie challenged the APC governorship candidate to tell Edo people the plans he has for the state's economy, foisted by COVID-19.
Speaking on Ize-Iyamu's manifesto, the governor's media aide said: “There is no page in the so-called Simple Agenda, written by Dr Don Pedro Obaseki, where a post-COVID economy was mentioned.
“Edo people will not vote for a candidate that is still dwelling on developmental issues of 2016, the year the Simple Agenda was written.
“The issues outlined in the Simple Agenda have long been overtaken by the reality of today and the future, which Obaseki calls a post-COVID-19 economy.”
Recall that Osagie had earlier accused the APC of having no substance in their campaign, adding that the opposition party is “only adept at spinning the rumour mill and concocting alternative facts to massage the egos of their paymasters.”
He also accused the APC of shying away from an issue-based campaign “but rely primarily on tale-telling and propaganda.”
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