Oil revenue: APC, a non functioning opposition party in Edo ― Activist

Oil revenue: APC, a non functioning opposition party in Edo ― Activist


A Benin-based human Rights activist, Leftist Osazee Edigin has criticised the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC Edo State chapter for shadow boxing.

The political party had requested Edo State governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki to disclose how much he got from 13 percent federal allocation derivative crude oil funds to the State since 1999.

Recall that Obaseki was elected on September 20, 2020 for second tenure in office, while President Buhari who secured his second term mandate of four years on the platform of APC, is due to handover power to his successor in May 2023.

On Monday November 21st 2022, Edigin in one of his acerbic posts on Facebook, described Edo APC as “such a lazy political party”, and wondered why the party held a Press Conference, asking Obaseki to tell you how much Federal Government paid him as 13 percent derivative crude oil fund accruals since 1999 when it’s your political party (APC) that paid the money that is at the Centre”.

“Why don’t you just ask Buhari furnish you with the requisite details?

“If una never ready do opposition, make una enter house go sleep”, the social critic queried.

TheNewspad reports that Edo State Chairman of APC, Mr David Imuse at the Press on Monday insisted that Governor Obaseki is hoarding Edo State from the 13 percent of the oil revenue to buy votes in 2023 general elections.

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This was after Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, opened the pandora box, declaring that President Muhammadu Buhari approved and paid the arrears to Rivers, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo and Akwa Ibom States.

Wike fired the shot on Friday November 18, 2022 at the inauguration of the N17 billion Port Harcourt Campus of the Nigerian Law School, declaring publicly that President Buhari’s gesture was the major source of revenue for his projects, including the flyovers, the law school and the cancer Centre.

“Monies that were not paid to the Niger Delta states since 1999 mainly 13 percent deductions, the President approved and paid all of us in Niger Delta States”, according to Governor Wike.

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