By Toby Prince
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State of emptying the state treasury through debts.
State Chairman of the party, in Edo state, Chief Dan Orbih dared Governor Obaseki to declare the state of indebtedness the people of Edo.
Chief Orbih who spoke at Fugar, the headquarter of Etsako Central Local government as part of continuation of the PDP sensitisation rally of its members ahead of the party’s primaries said Edo is the second most indebted state in Nigeria.
Orbih advised the party’s governorship aspirants to prepare for hard times at government house because they are going to inherit empty treasury.
He said the party has talented and well qualified aspirants.
The Edo PDP chairman said the internal crises rocking Edo APC was robbing the people the dividends of democracy.
According to him, ” I want to challenge Governor Godwin Obaseki to disclose the state of indebtedness to the people of the state. Indebtedness at the time he took over power and as at today but somebody whispered to me that he has record to show that as at today, Edo is the second most indebted state in Nigeria.
“That is why I’m calling on all our governorship aspirants to be prepared for hard times because they are going to inherit an empty treasury. We must show that we have all it takes to turn around the economy of our state and we know with all the aspirants that we have the best is yet to come.
“The present governorship aspirants in the PDP are a crop of young men who have what it takes to rule this state.
But I want to use this occasion to send a very strong message to our governorship aspirants that as they prepare for the governorship primaries, they must put at the back of their minds that by the time PDP is back to government they are going to face a very serious problem because they are going to inherit an empty treasury.
“The APC instead of giving us good governance they are busy fighting and killing themselves. In this local government if you find any gathering like this, another faction will come to drive them away. We don’t need this kind of situation in our state anymore and the only solution to put an end to this political peculiar mess is to vote PDP back to government”
Effort to reach the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie was unsuccessful as at press time