By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Edo State, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has alleged that Governor Godwin Obaseki receives N600 million monthly as security vote, claiming that the governor gives the police only N5 million to fight Insecurity.
He made this allegation during a live broadcast on his Facebook page on Monday, during which he pledged to dedicate more resources to combating insecurity.
He queried the present administration’s sincerity towards safeguarding lives and property in Edo state, saying “The present government has not been able to show serious commitment to security funding. Every month, the governor collects over N600 million as security vote and gives the police N5 million, not even enough to fuel vehicles.”
Ize-Iyamu expressed concerns about how Edo seems to be the only state in the South-South that has not made adequate investments in technology to combat crime.
“In this age, what is our investment in technology? Edo State might be the only state in the South-South that does not have trackers that can be used to trace kidnappers. The government must show sincerity in combating crime”, the candidate stressed.