Edo APC executives arrested for alleged diversion of Covid-19 palliatives, romance with Ize-Iyamu, Ogiemwonyi

Edo APC executives arrested for alleged diversion of Covid-19 palliatives, romance with Ize-Iyamu, Ogiemwonyi

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*APC: We arrested ‘only one for diversion of food’

Edo State government has arrested six All Progressives Congress (APC) Ward executives in Oredo Local Government Area of the State for alleged diversion of Covid-19 palliatives met for vulnerable persons to ease the economic burden of restrictions of the Coronavirus crisis in the State.

Mr Alabi, Chairman APC Oredo Ward 6, and five other Ward executives were also sanctioned for accepting food and relief materials recently distributed by two governorship of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and Engr. Chris Ogiemwonyi

The affected party Officials accused by the State government of diverting some relief materials met for the downtrodden, were arrested by the police, allegation which the Spokesman of the Nigeria police, Mr Chidi Nwbuzor had neither denied nor confirmed to our Correspondent.

Confirming the incident in a telephone interview with our Correspondent, State Publicity Secretary of APC, Mr Joseph Osagiede, said “only one APC Ward Chairman was arrested for diverting the food” and other relief materials which was provided by the State government.

PASTOR OSAGIE IZE-IYAMU, EDO STATE GOVERNOR, GODWIN OBASEKI

According to him, “Only one Ward Chairman invloved in diverting food was arrested…As for their replacement, I cannot confirm that”.

He however declined comment on the level of their involvement in connection with acceptance of food from Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and Engr Chris Ogiemwonyi and plans to replace the indicted party Officials.

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But, a leader of the party in Oredo Local Government Area said the travail of one of the affected politicians simply identified as Mr Alabi, fell out of favour for pledging his loyalty to the National Chairman of APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole during the hit of the party crisis that almost cost him his seat in March 2020.

The source who preferred to anonymous, said: “The governor is already shopping for the replacement of six of the six Ward Chairmen who accepted food and relief items from Ize-Iyamu and Engr Chris Ogiemwonyi.

FILE: MEMBERS OF NETWORK OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIINS OF NIGERIA (NOCSON) AT EDO SOUTH COVID-19 FOOD BANK

“In fact, one of the affected politician, Mr Alabi was at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) on invitation in response to the petition against him by the State government.

“The governor is not taken their sins likely at all in the wave of suspicion”, he said.

EDO SOUTH COVID-19 FOOD BANK

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