By Simon Ebegbulem

BENIN CITY—THE All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo State has commended leaders of the party across the 18 local government areas of the state for the conduct of a peaceful delegates conference.


The party in its reaction to criticisms by  the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state against the administration of Governor Godwin Obaseki, backed the plan by the state government to privatise the five-star Central Hospital in Benin City, arguing that the Obaskei-led administration was poised towards providing quality health care to the people of the state and “not the blind argument of the PDP.”

Addressing journalists in Benin City, yesterday, the state Secretary of the APC, Mr Lawrence Okah, said the congress of the party in the state was successful due to the cooperation of the leaders of the party across the 18 councils, adding that the successful exercise was  an indication that the party was ready to provide credible and transparent leadership in the state.

On allegations by the PDP that the Obaseki-led administration tends to privatise the newly built Central hospital, Okah said: “PDP is not here in Edo State and the remnants of that party will soon join the APC. We are going to empty the party very soon.”

The APC led government promised the people of the state of quality health care and it is the resolve of the governor to provide that irrespective of the criticisms.

“Governor Obaseki will remain focused in his good works and for us, the PDP is no longer in existence in Edo. The effort of the governor is to ensure that we have credible education for our children and if privatizing the hospital will help us achieve that then why the irrelevant criticism?” he stated.


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