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Sacking commissioner not enough, you ought to resign, Edo APC tells Obaseki

Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Edo State chapter, Col. David Imuse (rtd) yesterday, said Governor Godwin Obaseki’s sacking of one of his aides for poor performance is a statement of failure, which the governor should own up to.

In a statement signed by Victor Ofure Osehobo, the Assistant State Publicity Secretary of the party, the Edo APC chairman said rather than sacking the Commissioner of Road and Bridges, Mr. Obaseki should have taken the bullet by resigning from office because his government has ceased to function.

Recall that the state government announced the removal of its Commissioner for Roads and Bridges and blamed him for his inability to fix dilapidated roads across the state since the governor’s reelection, two years ago.

Imuse said, “Edo people are not surprised that six years of Obaseki’s government has only brought about sorrow, unwarranted pain and anguish with deliberate falsehood as official policies.

“The governor cannot shoulder responsibility. He plays the ostrich and refuses to accept the blame for the position he has put Edo: fallen standard of education with no teachers, collapse of infrastructure across all sectors, epileptic healthcare services and an unsafe State.

“Is it claims of a vibrant private-sector-led economy, which has benefited from wide-ranging government reforms and programmes informed by insights, learning and intelligence garnered from this sustained and evolving exchange with the private sector by Mr. Obaseki? It is all lies.”

He added: “The summary of it all is that Edo is bleeding profusely under the very confused PDP government, led by Mr. Godwin Obaseki, who has a warped understanding of democratic governance.

“We will continue to appeal to Edo people to be resilient, hopeful and patient because the agony and suffering will not last for too long. Elections are here and they must unite to sweep the PDP away in all its forms so that Edo State can move forward.”

Edo State Government, through the Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Mr. Chris Osa Nehikhare, announced the removal of the Commissioner for Roads and Bridges, Newton Okojie, in a statement on Monday.

credit: The Guardian