Edo State Governor and candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, said, on Wednesday, that the former National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, deceived the 12 members-elect of the state’s Assembly who refused to present themselves for the inauguration and two others whose seats were declared vacant, thereby denying their constituents representation.
Governor Obaseki said this in Adolor Ward 4, Ekiadolor, Ovia North-East Local Government Area of the state, during his reelection campaign rally.
Obaseki said the affected members-elect in their selfish pursuits and obedience to their godfather, betrayed the confidence reposed in them by their constituents after the House was proclaimed on June 17, 2019.
His words: “The godfather deceived 14 members of Edo State House of Assembly and today they don’t have jobs.
Let me tell you what is going on in Ekiadolor; you may not know. About six years ago, they tried to play politics with you.
“They decided to set up two universities, but we didn’t know it was one they wanted to set up. They used a cover, saying they are setting up two state universities.
“They pretended they wanted to set up two universities and took all the money to build one and in three years; nothing was done here.
“They stopped an existing College of Education and we didn’t have the university they promised us. No student was admitted.”
On his part, Chairman of Edo PDP Campaign Council, Chief Dan Orbih, said: “In the eight years of Oshiomhole’s administration, Ekiadolor people were abandoned as the existing institution in the area was abandoned and a new one built in Iyamho.
Obaseki is paying attention to the existing institution that was neglected by Oshiomhole’s administration.”