By GABRIEL ENOGHOLASE
BENIN—EDO State Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Dan Orbih, has described the statement credited to Governor Adams Oshiomhole, that the ongoing Good Governance Tour led by Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, was a Federal Government project, saying that Edo State Government had no project to showcase to the visiting team.
Governor Oshiomhole had said that it was not proper to use Edo State tax payers’ money to finance a Federal Government programme, saying, “If they pay me a courtesy visit, I will receive them, but I don’t have a dime to spend on them because I do not need them to come to tell Edo people how I built roads and schools.”
Reacting, weekend, in Benin, Orbih commended Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State for having the courage to speak out that the tour was embarked upon based on the collective decision of the 36 state governors of the federation.
He said: “For us, we really want to commend the people who took that decision because there is really the need for the Federal Government to go round the states to ascertain what the governors are doing with the allocation they receive from the Federation Account. For us in Edo, we are aware that the Good Governance team does not have anything to look out for when they come here.”