By Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Edo state chapter, has scored the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) led-government of Godwin Obaseki in the state low in relation to his campaign promises which preceded his election a year ago.
The state chairman of the main opposition party, Dan Orbih, said the hope of the governed has been dashed by the governor whom he alleged had inflicted pains, hunger on the people through his unfriendly policies.
He made the allegation in a press briefing in Benin City while reviewing the oneyear anniversary of Godwin Obaseki in office as Governor of the state.
“You will practically agree with me that this government has
done nothing apart from increasing the burden of taxation on the people of Edo State. So if you want us to do an assessment of this government, I will tell you that I will not shy away from the conclusion that Godwin Obaseki one year in office is one of unmitigated suffering, hunger and insensitivity to the plight of Edo people”, he said.
Orbih challenged Obaseki to face the realities of governance and stop making promises as the era of political campaigns was over and stop blaming opposition parties for his woes.
He also pick hole on the security architecture of the state government and the health sector which he claimed have Ben comatose in the last one year.
The PDP chairman, while critiquing the just concluded Alaghodaro Summit, noted that it was a forum put up by the governor to entertain his political sponsors and business associates.
He said the governor is busy lamenting over the poor state of federal road linking his state instead of emulating his counterpart in Delta State who fixed up eight federal government roads just to make life meaningful for its citizens.
He stated that the governor should learn to always do the needful instead of blaming and waiting for the federal government to do all for him.
According to him, “for our roads, they have gone from bad to worse. In the past one year, it is on record that we never had it so bad in the area of road network in this state. The state capital has been totally cut off from the rest of the state”.
Reacting, Special Adviser to Governor Obaseki on Media, Crusoe Osagie, said:
“The PDP has demonstrated its lack of capacity to appreciate the new direction the Governor Godwin Obaseki administration is taking the state, with the opposition party’s consistent embarrassing comments on the well thought out programmes of the APC”.