The Edo State Government has described as barefaced lie, the claim by the Edo Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that work on Ekpoma Market Road in Edo Central Senatorial District has been put on hold.
Special Adviser to Governor Godwin Obaseki on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr Crusoe Osagie, said: “The Ekpoma Market Road project is ongoing. The Edo PDP’s circus in parts of the state is trying hard to force lies down the throats of Edo people and their heaps of lies are crashing as they depart one venue for another.
“Edo PDP members are hunted by their own shadows. They are experts in abandoning and commissioning uncompleted and white elephant projects. So they also think that other administrations would be as irresponsible like them.
“Edo people know who Governor Godwin Obaseki is and know he is too serious to play the brand of dubious politics the Edo PDP is notorious for.”
He added that “The new residence of the Chief Judge of Edo State stands tall in Benin as evidence of Obaseki’s style of leadership. The state secretariat is undergoing massive renovation while work is ongoing at several other project sites and no noise is made about them.”
On the status of the Edo State University Iyamho, osagie said: “I used to think that members of Edo PDP were educated enough to know where to get information about the status of a university. I must have over-rated them. But we can bail them out of their ignorance. The National Universities Commission (NUC) is open to all and the status of the Edo State University can be verified if they have any doubt whatsoever about the university”.
He said that the issue of the Onojie of Uromi is being handled by the appropriate authority with every sense of justice and fairness.