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Oshiomhole tasks Edo federal lawmakers on constituency projects

BENIN—The Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has challenged the state’s representatives at the National Assembly to account for money allocated to them for constituency projects.

This comes as over 450 members of the People’s Democracy Party, PDP, and other political parties decamped to Action Congress, AC, at Uzea in Esan North East Local Government Area yesterday.

Apparently disturbed by the non-implementation of their constituency projects, Comrade Oshiomhole advised that constituency projects should be published in the national newspapers for the people to see.

Speaking on the backlog of complaints by Uzea Community over the neglect of the people’s plight by the their representative in the  Federal Legislature, the governor said they had the duty to ask him what had been done with  N100 million constituency funds.

Comrade Oshiomhole also used the opportunity to remind politicians to continually abide by the rules of the game, particularly as the 2011 general  elections drew nearer.

According to the governor, who was accompanied by other leaders of  A C to receive the decampees at Uroh Secondary School field, politics is better played when the actors shun violence and the temptation of selling their votes for material benefit.

He disclosed that his administration was already executing projects in Esan North East Local Government Area and other parts of the state, stressing, that the Uromi-Uzea Ugbo road which was abandoned by past administrations, will be reflected in next year’s budget.

He noted that Uroh Secondary School, Uzea, would be rehabilitated before the end of this year.


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