By Chinenye Festus:-
Tension continues to mount in Edo State ahead of the September 19 governorship election. And as the ruling party PDP and the opposition APC continues to do their campaign in the various local governments of the state.
There has been war of words by both parties. Governor Godwin Obaseki has said that Adams Oshiomhole deceived the 14 Edo House of Assembly members-elect
According to Obaseki, the 12 assembly members-elect, who refused to show up for the inauguration, and two others betrayed the confidence their constituents had in them after the house was proclaimed in their selfish pursuits and obedience to their godfather.
During his campaign rally in Adolor Ward 4, Ovia North-East Council, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship flagbearer who revealed this and also stated that the action denied the lawmakers’ constituents representation in the House.
“The godfather is very deceptive; he deceived 14 members of the Edo State House of Assembly and today they don’t have jobs.
“They pretended that they wanted to set up two universities and took all the money to build one and, in three years, nothing was done here,” he said.
It would be recalled that While addressing a news conference Thursday, January 30, in Abuja, the lawmakers urged President Muhammadu Buhari, party leaders and the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Muhammed Adamu, to call the governor to order, saying should anything untoward happen to any party chieftain or faithful in the state, the people would never forgive their inaction.
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