THE Leader of the Edo State House of Assembly, Mr Frank Okiye, has faulted the call by the Minority whip of the House, Mr Philip Shuaibu that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) should probe the tenure of Chief Tony Anenih as Minister ofÂ Works.
Also, the state Patriots of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a statement signed by it chairman, Kelly Ifeloa and Publicity Secretary, Francis Igberase, asked the new executive of the party, led by Chief Dan Orbih to ignore the defection of six Local Government Councils of the party, saying that the decampees were no longer relevant to the party.
Okiye who reacted to the call by Shuaibu to probe the tenure of Chief Anenih, as Minister, asserted that â€œShuaibu is not competent to speak on the issue. EFCC is not Shuaibuâ€™s tool and as a matter of fact Shuaibu was part of the government of Igbinedion, so he has no moral right to speak about ChiefÂ Anenih in that manner. Even if people are leaving the PDP every day, we have no regrets about that, it means they are not principled people.
â€œChief Anenih is not a small man that any body can wake up and start talking about him rudely. All of them in this AC led government today were the same people that were dining and wining with Igbinedion. But today, they are now castigating the PDP and our national leader and that is unacceptableâ€ he stated.
The PDP Patriotâ€™s statement while backing the new PDP leadership led by Chief Dan Orbih, said the decamped chairmen were people that the party earlier set up a committee to probe due to the fact that they performed below expectations.
â€œBut it is unfortunate that the same AC that is preaching due process that is harboring the same people. Their decamping only shows the high level of irresponsibility of the people involvedâ€.