PDP PUT EDO IN REVERSE GEAR - OSHIOMHOLE
BY Victor Ahiuma-Young
Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has said that his over three-year old administration has rescued the state from the brinks and the reverse gear, wrought by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Speaking at the May Day rally held at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, the governor said that PDP, which ruled the state for 10 years, ran aground all the industries in the state.
Mr. Peter Okhiria, Chief Press Secretary, CPS, to the Governor, quoted the governor as saying: 'Remember Bendel Brewery was run down by the PDP government. They mismanaged it. As I speak, we are going to pay over N1 billion to settle liabilities in Bendel Brewery to AMCON.
'Who mismanaged Okpilla Cement Factory? Who did all the wuruwuru over the Juice Factory in Ehor that never produced any juice? You remember the abracadabra over a fertilizer plant that never produced anything?
'They brought fertilizer from elsewhere and invited President Olusegun Obasanjo to come and commission it. Before Obasanjo got to Abuja, the gates of the plant had been closed.'
Reacting to the recent comment by Edo PDP chairman, Dan Orbih that the governor was culpable for the weekend crash in which his convoy was hit by a 911 lorry, Oshiomhole said the statement had clearly revealed the real mastermind behind the incident.
He said: 'They arranged their own accident in Afuze few days ago. They thought I would be in my regular vehicle. I've never killed anybody so nobody born of man can kill me. I'm sad that we lost many lives and spilled much blood.'
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