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PDP Accuses Oshiomhole Of Squandering N142m To Host Buhari, Tinubu In Edo

Edo state governor Adam Oshiomhole

FROM IGNATIUS OKPARA, Benin-City -The Edo state chapter of the peoples Democratic party, PDP has accused governor Adams Oshiomhole of squandering a whopping sum of 142 million during a recent visit of senator Bola Tinubu and Mohammad Buhari to the state.

State Chairman of the party, Chief Dan Orbih, made the allegations on Saturday at Igboubazuwa, in Ovia South West council Area of the state, during a rally by the PDP to welcome defectors from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He accused the State Governor Oshiomhole, of signing out the sum of N76 million and N66 million, on November 28 and 29, 2014 respectively, for the commissioning of projects by the presidential candidate of the APC, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, and national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu

African Examiner recalled that Buhari, had ‎in November, commissioned the six-lane Airport road and the remodelled Imaguero College in Benin, while the former Lagos State Governor inaugurated the six-lane New Lagos Road and the general hospital in Ewhohimi on December 19, 2014.

Orbih, claimed that the said projects had earlier been commissioned, adding that Edo had never “witnessed this level of fraud and misappropriation of public fund”.

“PDP is appealing to the two APC chieftains to stay away from Edo State because our accounts are usually emptied to rob their over-bloated ego.”

But reacting to the allegation, the state government dismissed the accusation, describing it as lies aimed at tarnishing the image of Oshiomhole.

The Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Louis Odion said that, although the state government was not oblivious of the envy of the PDP concerning the achievements of the governor,‎ it “least expected that the opposition party would engage in forging vouchers to back up a shameless lie.”

He therefore, urged members of the public and Edo citizens to disregard the allegation and PDP antics.

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