By Gabriel Enogholase
Edo State Government has berated the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state for making an issue of the comment by the state Attorney-General that human trafficking was part of Edo culture, saying that the Edo PDP’s resort to disparage the assessment of the A-G shows that they live in denial and do not appreciate or fail to acknowledge prevailing realities.
Crusoe Osagie, Special Adviser to Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, in a statement, yesterday, said: “As has become their stock in trade, the PDP in Edo State has gone to town with its ill-informed reasoning, trying to tell the people what is not, with a flippant assessment of a statement by the Attorney-General of Edo State Government.
“Ordinarily we wouldn’t have responded to the faulty assessment of issues raised in the said report, but we owe it a duty to the people we are elected to serve to be forthright about prevailing realities and true to the task of advancing our state.
“When the Attorney General of the State, described the menace of human trafficking as “neither solely about economic issues nor underdevelopment, but has deep cultural roots that must be exposed, examined and pulled out,” she was speaking as someone with privileged knowledge, having overseen the resettlement of returnees these past months.”