- Governor Godwin Obaseki has faulted spendings made by the Oshiomhole administration
- The Edo governor justified plans to probe his predecessor
- Obaseki questioned why projects executed by the Oshiomhole administration were faulty
The Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, has said the Adams Oshiomhole administration has questions to answer about how funds were spent.
According to The Punch, Obaseki made the statement at a gathering at the home of a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Anthony Anenih, in Benin.
The governor said his administration must probe Oshiomhole and recover all stolen funds.
He alleged that the funds spent on projects were embezzled by the past administration.
“We are not a government that like to prosecute people or victimise anybody, but the truth must be told; Edo people must know how we awarded $200m contract 10 years ago and we have paid every amount of that contract and it has not been completed.
''They must explain to Edo people how we have been able to award contracts about a tent of the cost and achieve more with that money than they did 10 years ago.”
The Tribune reported that Obaseki alleged that a project executed by the Oshiomhole administration created more floods in Benin City.
Meanwhile, Philip Shaibu, the deputy governor of Edo state, on Sunday, March 7, revealed that in his quest to rid the state of godfatherism, he was brutalised.
The Punch reported that Shaibu made the disclosure at the reception for the outgoing local government chairmen at St. Paul Catholic Church, Benin.
According to him, he has always been loyal to a worthy course as he ensured that Adams Oshiomhole, the then governor of the state successfully completed his two terms in office.
The criticism was levelled by the Edo chapter of the All Progressives Congress. APC disclosed this in a statement by the assistant state publicity secretary of the party, Ofure Osehobo.
Obaseki was accused of inaugurating white elephant projects on behalf of another state governor.
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