Senior Special Assistant on Media to Edo State Deputy Governor, Mr. Benjamin Atu, on Monday accused former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole of spreading lies.
He also deflated allegations leveled against Governor Godwin Obaseki by Oshiomhole, saying the governor is running a government based on honesty and fairness.
“In Edo State, the people have seen hopes maturing to reality. War on crime has been declared and that fight has been won. The rule of law is respected in Edo State. Public servants are properly paid. The government has put smiles on the faces of the people by executing policies and programmes that have direct impact in the lives of the people. The government has invested in education, health; sports, rural development, security, infrastructure, energy and agriculture and the benefits are there for all to see. ”
Atu spoke in Benin when some youths visited him in his office.
He described as irresponsible the campaign of calumny by Adams Oshiomhole and his associates.
‘’Governor Godwin Obaseki is the most reasonable in the history of Edo State. In forty three months, Governor Godwin Obaseki has much to look back to with pride. In his pursuit of integrity and dignity, he has never compromised. In forty three months, he created a new image for the state. In forty three months, he freed millions trapped in the prison of poverty. Today, the state’s economy is growing. The budget is well implemented. The cabinet is all inclusive. Corruption has been tackled head-on” he said.
The senior media dismissed the recent statement of Adams Oshiomhole on modular refinery and consultancy.
“The statement is wide, off the mark and misconceived. It is also extremely contradictory in a number of areas, thus exposing the high level of ignorance of Adams Oshiomhole about the true state of affairs in Edo State.
He advised Oshiomhole to be more decent with his choice of words.
“The good people of Edo State have reasons to be grateful to Governor Godwin Obaseki for his contributions to the growth and development of the state. There is improvement in the lives of the people. The number of unemployed young adults has reduced’.
Atu extolled the virtues of the governor, emphasizing that his visionary, exemplary and transformational leadership has taken Edo State to an all-time high level since 2016.
“We know that posterity will be on the side of Governor Obaseki for the good works he is doing in Edo State just as we know that the founding fathers of the state believe he has surpassed their expectations in less than forty three months.”
Atu said like a pathfinder, the governor within forty three months charted a new course of development for the people of Edo State.
“His Excellency, Governor Godwin Obaseki, is passionate, emotional and sensitive. He is dedicated and fearless. He is a fighter for good governance and transparency. He is the born leader of the masses”.
Atu spoke on the governor’s dogged commitment to principles in the practice of politics, the rule of law and the best democratic tradition of fairness and justice.
“Governor Godwin Obaseki believes in merit and places priority on the welfare of the people. His administration follows due process in the award of contracts. Edo State has never had it so good in terms of provision of amenities and infrastructure since the creation of the state” he said.