The chairman of the Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Dan Orbih, has called for the removal of Governor Adams Oshiomhole over alleged perjury. Obih made this call at a press biefing in Benin City, and he claimed the governor swore to an affidavit in May 2012, indicating that he was born April 4, 1952.
It will be recalled that Committee of Friends of Governor Oshiomhole last week Thursday, organised a lecture to mark the governor’s 60th birthday. This, according to Orbih, portrays Oshiomhole as lying on oath. Orbih said, “The governor said that he was born April 4, 1953. Even last year here, he celebrated 59 years and since he was sworn into office, he has consistently maintained that he was born April 4, 1953.
“If you go to the official website of Edo State, you will see it clearly; it is on Wikipedia, but on Monday (April 4), fellow governors were celebrating him on the pages of newspapers. The President sent a congratulatory message to him at 60, and of course, Edo State PDP seeing what was going on, we had to come out to celebrate him; the first time you see opposition party celebrates someone in power.
“We believed that the governor is 60, but as a responsible party, we discovered that the governor, precisely on May 4, 2012, went to the High Court to swear to an affidavit to the effect that he was born on April 4, 1952. But Special Adviser (Media) to the governor, Kassim Afegbua, in a reaction labeled the PDP leaders in the state as jobless.