The drama between the two big men of Edo politics, Governor of Edo state, Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole and the former Governor, Lucky Igbenedion has taken a new phase with both parties slandering each other in the news.
Former Governor of Edo State, Mr. Lucky Igbinedion, has asked Governor Adams Oshiomhole to explain to the people of Edo State how he allegedly squandered trillions of Federal Allocations and Internal Generated Revenue he collected in the last seven years, according to the Nation.
The ex-governor dismissed a statement credited to Oshiomhole that it took seven years for him (the governor) to speak out on the purportedly illegalities perpetrated by him while in office.
In a statement he personally signed in Abuja on Satuday, Igbinedion promised to expose his successor at the appropriate time.
The Edo State Government had on Wednesday said it had begun moves to recover $31m allegedly “fraudulently taken” from the government coffers, during Igbinedion’s administration. Oshiomhole also vowed to publish records of fraud allegedly perpetrated by the ex-governor, adding that he would forward all the files containing the alleged fraud to Abuja this week for prosecution.
Oshiomhole had also accused the ex-governor and his father, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, of allegedly converting government properties and funds meant for the people of the state to private use.
The governor had said his feud with the Igbinedion family started when he revoked the over 200,000 hectares of government land, which the former governor allegedly gave to his father in Okada, as well as the termination of the Memorandum of Understanding the ex-governor allegedly signed with his father.