The Peoples Democratic party (PDP) has urged Edo State Government not to sweep the N30bn Benin storm water contract probe under the carpet.
Governor Godwin Obaseki had in February 2021 disclosed plans to probe the contract which was awarded by the former governor of the State, Adams Oshiomhole 12 years ago.
The south-south national Vice Chairman of PDP, Chief Dan Orbih made the call in Benin City during a thanksgiving service/reception to Celebrate his victory at the party’s zonal Congress in Port Harcourt, Rivers State Capital.
He charged Governor Obaseki to also hasten the Benin Central Hospital contract probe in the interest of justice.
Orbih emphasized that the State Government must as a matter of policy investigate and not shy away from ensuring that all money misappropriated in the Benin storm water project and Central Hospital building project are recovered to develop Edo State.
“This Government must take charge and ensure that our looted money from the Benin storm water project is recovered for the development of Edo State. The Obaseki-led government must not shy away from ensuring that all money misappropriated in the Benin Central hospital project are recovered to develop Edo State.
Orbih however pledged to work assiduously for the party to deliver the dividend of democracy to the people and the South South region ahead of the 2023 Presidential election.
The PDP south South Vice Chairman, called on the federal government to immediately suspend allocations to the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Interim Management Committee, following the corruption scandal that had engulfed the Commission.
He further appealed to Governors in the Niger Delta region to reject the NDDC interim Management Committee.
“For so long, we are hearing stories of how money that is meant for the development of the South South is being wasted by Interim boards. There is nothing in the Act of NDDC that provides for this contraptions by the federal government.
“On behalf of the South South, we call on the federal government to put to stop the allocations going to the Interim board because there is no board legally in place to serve the interest of our people.”Orbih enthused.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had appointed a sole administrator superintend over the affairs of NDDC, pending completion of a forensic audit.
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