By Gabriel Enogholase
BENIN— THE Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo State has called for the resignation of Mr. Anslem Ojeizua, the All Progressives Congress, APC, state Chairman, the Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Godwin Erhahon and the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Louis Odion for what it described as their willful distortion of facts about the waste of government resources on personal and social engagements.
PDP, in a statement by its state Publicity Secretary, Mr. Matthew Urhoghide in Benin yesterday, also demanded an apology from Governor Adams Oshiomhole to all Edo people on the alleged reckless waste of the resources of the state to the tune of N428 million in two months.
He said: “We demand the immediate resignation of Ojezua, APC state Chairman; Mr. Odion, the state Commissioner of Information and Mr. Eghahon APC Publicity Secretary from the offices they hold for wilfully distorting the facts about the waste of government resources on personal and social engagements.
“The financial impropriety from the governor has impoverished the already cash-strapped state, making physical and human capital development unachievable.
“Our people groan under the hash times whilst these government protégés and several not mentioned in the current government, dip into the commonwealth to undertake expensive journeys to the United States for picnics.
“The PDP is in possession of proofs of the estacodes and BTAs approved for the governor and his cronies to attend a picnic in Miami, Florida.
“Such monies include approval for millions of naira to the governor to procure security details in the already secure United States.
“This development is unacceptable and as responsible opposition machinery, PDP, Edo State shall expose this insensate lot for what they really are: that is, enemies of Edo State and its people.”