Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole ,yesterday, described as mischievous and petty, the criticism by the state Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, over plans by the state government to sell the Edo House in Lagos.
Oshiomhole, at Government House, Benin City, insisted that government had perfected plans to sell the house so as to use the proceeds to build a five-star hotel and also develop the proposed Benin City business district, adding that the previous PDP governments in the state abandoned the house which, according to him, led to its current dilapidated state.
He said that contrary to PDP insinuation, the sale of the house would be transparent.
He said: “For us, we decided to even advertise the sale but if it had been the PDP, they would not have even advertised it. The PDP government sold all kinds of property in Benin GRA.
We don’t have any guest house because those property were sold. And none of them was advertised. One of the PDP senators acquired a land there for less than one million naira.”