Edo State Is In Crisis Because I Refused To Share Money To Looters – Obaseki

Governor Obaseki
Edo State Governor Obaseki

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State says the State House of Assembly is experiencing crisis because he failed to share public funds to people who claimed they brought him into power.

The governor said he was voted into office by at least 300,000 Edo indigenes and so, if he caters for the people, everyone benefits.

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Speaking with a Benin delegation in Abuja, Obaseki said: “The only thing they have said is that I refused to share money; I am not taking care of the people who brought me into office.

“I said 300,000 Edo people voted for me to be governor; if I do for the people, everybody will benefit.”

“Is it not ironic that in a state where we have one party ruling, and that has all the 24 seats in the House of Assembly, we have this kind of a crisis?

Referring to Oshiomhole, the governor says the national chairman of the party was supposed to foster peace in the state and not otherwise.

“At the center, we have our own person who is supposed to superintend (over) this (matter). So, if your children are fighting and you cannot come and settle them, then what authority do you have to even be a father?”

He said, “I will not allow Edo State to be a pawn in anybody’s political chess game. For me, I keep asking the question, what have I done wrong? What is my offence that they want to now get people to come and create confusion in the state?”