PDP wants Gov. Oshiomhole impeached for spending N18bn unbudgeted funds

The Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the House of Assembly to impeach Governor Adams Oshiomhole, for allegedly spending about N18 billion unbudgeted funds to establish Edo State University, Iyamho, in Etsako West Local Government Area.

The party also called for the immediate resignation of the Commissioner for Education and the state Accountant General.

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Edo State PDP Chairman, Chief Dan Orbih, who briefed newsmen in Benin, yesterday and said there was nothing to show that the House of Assembly approved the expenditure for the university’s establishment.

He described the Oshiomhole-led administration as a complete disaster to the people of the state.

In a swift reaction, the state government, through the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Kassim Afegbua said Orbih lacked the basic understanding of governance and its dynamics.

He said, “As a government that has exhibited a high sense of prudence in the management of state resources, whatever we embark on, by way of projects, is usually captured in our budget proposal.

“The State Executive Council approves contracts when they have met all the requirements of bidding in line with Procurement Act.”

He described the call for impeachment as “laughable, ridiculous and outlandish” and added that the budget was a public document, “which captured the state’s general appropriation outlook for 2016 fiscal year.”



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