The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State have accused Governor Adams Oshiomhole of expending N17.5 million on a private visit to Miami, United States, last month.
The party called on Oshiomhole to stay at home and use taxpayers’ money accruing to the state to solve what it described as myriads of problems facing the state instead of junketing abroad when it suits him.
The state party chairman, Chief Dan Orbih, spoke said this at Afuze and Sabongida-Ora, headquarters of Owan East and West Local Government Areas of the state during rallies organised to welcome defectors from the All Progressives Congress (APC), including a former Deputy Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Mr Omo Ezomo, and Mr John Aimola, to the PDP.
The party noted that the poor performance by the state government had created a disconnect between government and the people, adding that the PDP was certain of victory in next year’s general elections and the 2016 governorship election.
Orbih said people were now asking if government still exists in the state, pointing out that roads and the health sector in the state were in terrible conditions while there are no teachers in public schools.
Also speaking at Afuze, a chieftain of PDP, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, said: “When Governor Oshiomhole said goodbye to poverty, we assumed he was talking about Edo people. Today, however, we now know that what he meant was goodbye to poverty for himself and not the Edo people.”
Mr John Aimola, who said he had to resign his position as an Executive Director of Sports in the state, noted that he was only an executive director in name as “I had no file to treat, no office to work and no programme to initiate.” [Vanguard]