By Simon Ebegbulem
BENIN—THE Coalition of Registered Political Parties, CRPP, in Edo State has backed the planned probe of the administration of former Governor Lucky Igbinedion by Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s administration, saying it is a decision that is overdue.
CRPP urged the governor to look into the sales of the industries built by the Igbinedion administration, including the Ava Cement factory, saying that the probe was in line with the transparency policy of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration which, according to it, would help sanitise the country.
Addressing journalists in Benin, yesterday, chairman of CRPP in the state, Dr Samson Isibor, described those calling on Governor Oshiomhole to apologize to the Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, as professional sycophants and commended the governor for taking the bold step in confronting those who, he alleged, pauperized the people of the state for 10 years.
He said: “ It does not matter whether it took the governor seven years to detect the fraud perpetrated by the Igbinedion administration. It is better late than never and that is why we commend this bold step to recover the funds of the state looted by people who have no conscience. We stand by the governor and we will resist any attempt to divert the attention of the people of Edo State from the ills of the former administration.
“We condem the protest by some sponsored misguided elements, selfish individuals and groups to discredit the governor’s effort in this regard.”