Obaseki Warned Over Inciting The Populace Against Tinubu’s Administration

The governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, has been advised by the All Progressives Congress to cease agitating the state’s residents against President Bola Tinubu’s administration. 

The governor was also accused by the party of seeking to shift responsibility for his “incompetence” on Tinubu’s new administration by blaming the Federal Government for the appalling condition of Edo roads.

In a statement made through his special adviser on media projects, Crusoe Osagie, Obaseki had previously blamed the federal government of being to blame for the state’s appalling condition of federal highways.

He blasted the federal government for not considering the suffering of the people before removing fuel subsidies. This he said has caused inflation.

However, the APC claimed in a press release issued by Blessing Agbomhere, the South-South Zonal Organising Secretary, that the governor had “found a convenient way of putting the blame of his total failure on the less than three months old administration of President Tinubu which came into office with the road map of removing the burdensome fuel subsidy which has become a huge drain on the meagre revenue of the Federal Government.”

The APC insisted that Obaseki, who took over power from a former president of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, had nothing “to show in terms of achievement in his over seven years in office but is rather flaunting the landmark developmental strides of his predecessor.”

The statement reads, “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.

“We therefore challenge the incumbent Governor Obaseki to show to 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.

“We call on Governor Obaseki to desist from inciting the people of Edo State against the administration of President Bola Tinubu. We urge Nigerians to be patient 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.”

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