By Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City
Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has revealed plans to drag the former Governor of the state, Chief Lucky Igbinedion; the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Mr. Osagie Ize-Iyamu, and former Chief of Staff to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Chief Mike Oghiadohme, before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged misappropriation of the funds of the state when they held sway in the state.
Oghiadohme and Ize-Iyamu were deputy governor and Secretary to the State Government (SSG), respectively, during the Igbinedion administration.
Oshiomhole who stated this at the weekend where APC governorship candidate, Godwin Obaseki, went to campaign at Fugar, headquarters of Etsako Central Local Government Area of the state, which incidentally is the home of Oghiadomhe, said he decided not to probe that administration since he became governor because he would not want to be distracted, adding however, that recent political developments in the state would forced him to do so.
According to him, “These PDP leaders should be ashamed, I am looking at the books now because I just wanted to work and look forward because for me, my task is not to be reversing because I have spent too much time fighting and just wanted to work so I don’t want to look at the books.
“But when I see the snakes, the scorpions, the pythons, all these creatures that God cursed, trying to cause confusion, I called for the books. When I am going to Anigbette, I will carry the vouchers where Oghiadohme, Ize-Iyamu and his Oga, appropriated money and called it for the construction of Anegbette bridge.
“In their books, they claimed they built the bridge but no bridge on ground. Everything must go to Abuja. They collected the money in full, even to Ayoha my mother’s village, they stole the money. I will publish them for our traditional rulers to see, they claimed they did the road from Jattu-Ayuwa-Iyuku and they collected the money and pocketed it.
“God will definitely punish them, that is why I am warning our brother (Oghiadohme) that he cannot afford a fight. He abandoned his people while he was in power first as deputy governor for eight years, and Chief of Staff to Jonathan, and today he is talking nonsense. For seven and half years they planned to impeach me, but today I am standing and they are out of power. God impeached them.”
Oshiomhole who further berated the PDP leaders on their comments against him over the Edo State University Iyamho, asserted that: “For you to know that PDP thinks we are not part of this state, where Oghiadohme is seated, Orbih is seated, PDP people are saying why should we build university, what I call Edo University.
“I asked them, during the tenure of PDP, they built a university and they called it Igbinedion University, Okada. Should I build Oshiomhole University Iyamho? No. I will rather build Edo University for the people of Edo state not for me to own but for Edo people to own. How can anyone who understands the logic of development in a world that is knowledge driven, question the wisdom of investing in education. If they cannot see tomorrow I have seen next tomorrow,” he declared.