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Royal fathers in Edo South Senatorial District have taken a swipe at Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu for decamping from the All Progressives Congress (APC), saying his motives are selfish and he is singing the same old song.
The Enigie, numbering over sixty who paid a courtesy visit to the Governor at the Government House, yesterday said they are happy with the development strides of the Governor, especially in Edo South and have absolute confidence in his government.
Some loyalists of a former leader of the All Progressive Congress in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu have backed out of his decamping to the Peoples Democratic Party saying they remain strong and staunch members of the All Progressives Congress.
Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State says he will not be intimidated to surrender the resources of the state to service private individuals who do not have the interest of the people at heart, saying his Government will work for the masses and not for godfathers.
Speaking at the inspection of the on- going Storm Water Masterplan Project in Benin city yesterday, Oshiomhole said he wished those who have defected from the party “safe journey” to their new destination.
Chairman and Executive Director of Edo State Petroleum Monitoring Committee, Comrade Soni Idaghagbon has called on the Management of the Benin Depot of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to put in place adequate machinery to end the scarcity of petroleum products in the state.
Idahagbon who sued for the co-operation of stakeholders in the Petroleum Industry made his position known yesterday when he visited the leadership of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Benin Depot and other stakeholders at the Depot in Benin City.
A two-time Governor of the defunct Midwest and Bendel States, Brig. Gen. Samuel Ogbmudia (Rtd) has called on the Benins to be alert so as to ensure that only credible, competent and responsible persons represent them, particularly in electoral positions.
Edo State Government has inaugurated a 20- man task force on illegal structures and building development control (TISBDC).
The Council of Imams in Edo North Senatorial District yesterday urged Nigerians to offer special prayers for peaceful co-existence in the country.
The Edo State Government in conjunction with the State Employment and Expenditure for Result (SEEFOR) has been commended by the World Bank for its efficient erosion control and watershed management project in the state.
This commendation came in the heels of the inspection by the World Bank team on the ongoing environmental cleaning exercise in the metropolis.
An aide to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo, Mr John Akhigbe, yesterday said that the governor had not picked a successor to take over from him in 2016.
Akhigbe, a Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Protocol, said this in an interview with newsmen in Benin City.