April 13, 2024

Edo Senator Okpebholo Accuses Obaseki of Spending N7bn on Diesel in 3 Months

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Senator Monday Okpebholo

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By Correspondent

  • Challenges the Governor to account for N5 Billion FG Palliative.

Senator Monday Okpebholo, representing Esan Central has accused Governor Godwin Obaseki of misappropriating the N5bn Petroleum subsidy removal allocated to Edo State by the Federal Government.

The senator popularly called ‘Akpakomiza’, has also exposed an expenditure of N7bn on diesel to allegedly fuel Edo City Transport (ECTS) Buses in just three months.

Sources stated that Senator Okpebholo took the swipe at Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and also addressed some crucial matters impacting the state, during the occasion of the 25th priestly anniversary and book launch of Very Rev Fr Dr Theophilus Idebaneria Itaman at the  Lumen Christi International High School in Uromi.

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He lamented how funds are allocated and wasted. Specifically, accusing Obaseki of misappropriating Edo State resources.

Senator Okpebholo accused Obaseki of misappropriating the N5bn Federal Government subsidy removal relief fund.

He alleged further that Obaseki spent N7bn to procure diesel for his free transportation program.

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According to him, the expenditure is a “total scam.”

The wasteful spending on diesel could have been spent to fix the terrible roads in the state and other areas.

Akpakomiza has therefore called for accountability and efficiency in the allocation of Edo State resource by Governor Godwin Obaseki.

The senator donated 10 computers and laptops at the book launch.

It will be recalled that Mr. Godwin Obaseki has remained silent on the actual position of the Federal Government N5bn palliative, including trucks of grains that were released to state governments.

However, he announced that his administration has placed order for some mass transit buses but, the buses are yet to be delivered. The current buses in the fleet of ECTS were bought during the administration of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

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