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Edo PDP Accuses Oshiomhole Of Misappropriation Of Public Funds

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CHIEF DAN ORBIH (L), ADAMS OSHIOMHOLE (R)

CHIEF DAN ORBIH (L), ADAMS OSHIOMHOLE (R)

The Edo State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has accused the state government of misappropriating public funds and depleting the state’s treasury to the tune of N142 million, which the governor said was recently used to commission two projects in the state.

The State Chairman of the party, Chief Dan Orbih, made the allegations at Igboubazuwa, in Ovia South West Local Government Area of the state, during a reception rally to welcome defectors from the All Progressives Congress into the PDP.

Orbih, who was accompanied by some chieftains and candidates of the PDP, accused the State Governor, Comrade Adams 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, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and a national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

It would be recalled that Buhari, had ‎in November, commissioned the six-lane Airport road and the remodelled Imaguero College in Benin, while Tinubu inaugurated the six-lane New Lagos Road and the general hospital in Ewhohimi on December 19.

But Orbih, who claimed that the said projects had earlier been commissioned, argued that the state had never “witnessed this level of fraud and misappropriation of public fund”, even as he warned the two APC chieftains “to stay away from Edo State because our accounts are usually emptied to rob their over-bloated ego”, as their actions indicated that they did not love the state.

The state chairman also used the opportunity to implore the people of South South geo-political ‎zone to make it a responsibility to support President Goodluck Jonathan in next month’s presidential election.

But the state government, in a reaction on Saturday, described the claims as lies aimed at tarnishing the image of the state governor, whom the people of the state knew to be prudent.

The Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Louis Odion, who responded to the allegations, 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”.

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  1. ota tade

    January 4, 2015 at 5:45 am

    Such wanton and mindless extravagance has been going on all along and must stop this year.

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Injustice Made Me To Dump PDP For APC – Senator Abbo

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Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo has stated that injustice in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made him leave the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He stated this on Thursday shortly after he was presented with the party flag by the Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.

Senator Aboo said he has found justice, development, and purposeful leadership in the ruling party.

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“In the first place, the reason, why everybody should join politics, is to serve the people. The essence of government is to shield the poor masses and ensure justice,” he said.

“My main mission of joining the APC is because I have seen justice, I have seen development and I have seen the desire for the leadership at the highest peak to sacrifice their personal comfort just to make the poor people feel good. So I am in the APC to deliver, I am into the APC to help the people.”

The lawmaker promised to work to make sure the APC takes back Adamawa State from the PDP in 2023.

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Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has expressed that he has never seen a more corrupt institution than the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

He made this remark while speaking as a guest on Channels TV Sunrise Daily on Thursday morning.

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Governor Wike went on to describe the Commission as a cash cow for politicians, stating that this has been the practice for a very long time.

The Governor also stated during the interview that South-South Governors have challenged NDDC against carrying out projects without consulting the state government.

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

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Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo has defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party.

Senator Abbo, who represents Adamawa North in the Nigerian Senate announced his defection from the PDP to the APC in a letter addressed to the Senate.

Senator Ahmad Lawan, the President of the Nigerian Senate, read the letter during Wednesday’s plenary session.

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In his letter, Senator Abbo explained that his decision to defect to the APC is because of the mismanagement of the PDP in Adamawa state by Governor Umaru Fintiri.

Senator Abbo who is a first-term lawmaker was elected in 2019 to the Senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Meanwhile, the name Senator Elisha Abbo became popular amongst Nigerians last year after he made headlines for slapping an attendant in a sex toy shop for ‘disrespecting’ him.

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