PDP Accuses Oshiomhole Of Plot To Sell Edo House


Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday,  raised the alarm over alleged plot by the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN led  government of Governor Adams Oshiomhole to sell the multi-billion naira, Edo House located on Ahmadu Bello Way in Lagos using a Lebanese contractor as a proxy to dispose of the said property.
Chairman of PDP in the state, Chief Dan Orbih, at a press briefing in Benin,  also alleged that money meant for the purchase is being moved to  Lebanon, Dubai and back to Nigeria adding that the state government which boasted to have raised its revenue profile from N300million to a whopping N2billion is broke.The PDP chairman accused the government of unilaterally marketing the state property located in the commercial nerve centre of the country unjustifiably.
He said, “We have on strong authority that the Adams Oshiomhole’s ACN government has concluded plans to sell our prize asset, Edo House in Lagos on Ahmadu Bello Way in Victoria Island in Lagos. In fact, we believe that we have a duty to this state to bring it to the public because there are very serious question begging for answer especially at a time the government in Edo State is telling the world that they have raised the internally generated revenue of the state from N300million to over N2 billion, the question people are asking is, why is the government selling our house in Lagos?.
“That is why we come out to alert the public, because this government is fraudulent in their decision to sell this property, the process is also fraudulent.  We have strong information that they have moved the money for the purchase to Lebanon, Dubai and back to Nigeria”.
However in a swift reaction yesterday the media adviser to Governor Adams Oshiomhole, Prince Kassim Afegbua, denied that Edo House has been sold adding that when PDP held sway they plundered the state’s resources. He said that government would recover all Edo property acquired by the same people making noise.

He said, “PDP cannot dictate to our government, when they had opportunity to govern they plundered the state blind, we are in the process of also recovering government houses that were acquired by those criticising now. We are compiling the list and we will return to our people what was illegally and surreptitiously taken away from Edo people.
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