April 2, 2023



Edo: How Obaseki hijacked LG funds – APC 

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State has slammed Governor Godwin Obaseki for awarding himself a clear invoice of monetary well being as one prudent state govt that distances self from native authorities funds.

Whereas describing the governor’s assertion as “a tissue of lies”, the opposition celebration additionally labelled his appointments of sole directors for  native governments as unlawful.

In an announcement on Sunday, the APC appealed to the federal authorities to right away withhold all native authorities funds till elected councils are put in place in Edo state.

Mr. Victor Ofure Osehobo, the assistant state publicity secretary of the celebration, quoted the Chairman of APC, Col David Imuse RTD, to have made the assertion.

The APC chairman stated: “Native authorities is meant to be impartial and self-sufficient, however in Edo state, Mr Obaseki has taken over their accountability by gathering their income. This should cease forthwith because it has turn out to be insupportable.

“We additionally strongly condemn the perpetual refusal of the federal government to conduct native authorities council elections. 

“It is vitally evident that the factional PDP authorities in Edo State is very afraid of conducting native authorities council elections as a result of the embarrassing defeat that may befall it shall be monumental.

“And the unconstitutionality and illegality of the appointment, inauguration of Sole Directors who the governor referred to as liason officers as towards democratically elected councils had been settled in part 1(2) of the structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999.”

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