Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has denied allegations by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that he chartered a jet at the cost of N18 million during a recent trip to Miami, United States of America.
Oshiomhole said the PDP state Chairman, Dan Orbih, who made the allegation, had a penchant for making “ludicrous claims”.
Orbih at the weekend alleged that the state government spent over N400million to attend the Edo Convention in USA.
But the governor, who spoke through the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Louis Odion, said he travelled on a commercial flight to honour Edo Community in the US.
Odion said: “Anyone, who bothers to double-check would find that Governor Oshiomhole is perhaps one of the few governors today who travel with the smallest entourage, if not totally alone, to save cost.
“By his latest claim, we are left wondering what Orbih’s motive is. Whatever it is, one thing is clear. Orbih, a poor student of history, is obviously against building and cementing the bond of unity in Edo State.
“Otherwise, Orbih, sworn apostle of divide-and-rule politics, would not have dared this time to profane something as sacred as the coming together of all Edo people in United States when indeed proud and true Edo sons like Comrade Oshiomhole are toiling tirelessly to unite the people”.