The Edo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State to stop inciting the people against Bola Tinubu’s administration.
APC accused Obaseki of blaming the new government for the deplorable condition of Edo’s roads.
Obaseki had recently attributed the deteriorating condition of federal roads in the state to the federal government’s intentional negligence. He claimed that the federal government was unwilling to facilitate a viable arrangement that would enable his administration to repair the roads and subsequently be reimbursed.
The governor’s claim comes after a viral video showed his entourage stuck in a place suspected to be Benin-Sapele Road.
Obaseki also said the proposed palliatives by the President Bola Tinubu-led administration “is a continuation of fraud the Federal government has always undertaken against the people of Nigeria”.
But the party in a statement released by Blessing Agbomhere, its spokesperson for the South-South, said Obaseki has found a convenient way to blame President Tinubu’s administration as a way to divert attention from his own incompetence.
APC claimed that Obaseki, who succeeded Adams Oshiomhole as governor, had nothing to show in terms of achievement in the over seven years he had in office instead of “flaunting the landmark developmental strides of his predecessor.”
“Despite taking over office in 2008, when the state’s monthly revenue dropped to N1.6 billion due to the world economic crisis while IGR was N30 million, bringing the total to N1.9 billion,” APC stated.
The ruling party, however, challenged Governor Obaseki “to show the world what impact he has been able to make rather than the usual promises of Memorandum of Understanding, which his government has been notorious for signing with fictitious entities with nothing to show for it.”
The party then called on Obaseki to cease inciting the residents of Edo State against President Bola Tinubu’s administration.
It also urged Nigerians to exercise patience as the process of transformation will soon kick off with the screening and swearing-in of cabinet ministers, which is expected in the days ahead.