Abuja - The Edo State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has criticized Governor Adams Oshiomhole, for suspending the Chairman of Owan West Local Government Area, Godwin Agbodion, over corruption allegations.
The ruling party said the governor’s “financial recklessness” was in the public domain and as such had no moral right to accuse another person of the same offence.
“I want to remind the governor of our past revelations of his mismanagement of state fund. We say a reckless and corrupt public office holder lacks the moral right to accuse another officer of financial impropriety,” said the chairman of the party in the state, Chief Dan Orbih.
“We are equally flabbergasted by the unilateral sack of an elected local government chairman without recourse to the House of Assembly. We saw this dictatorial act coming and we wish to put Edo people on notice that more of such will come.”
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Orbih alleged that the state, under Oshiomhole, who could not be reached for comment, had witnessed intolerance, deceit and uncultured behaviour of key political actors.
“Workers in local government are owed a backlog of salaries, the courts in Edo have been under locks and keys, teachers have been harassed and threatened with sack and the people are being traumatized with multiple taxation,” Orbih added.
Oshiomhole, the All Progressives Congress member, suspended Agbodion following allegations of “financial mismanagement” and other “administrative irregularities.”
A four-man committee has been established to investigate the allegations.