By Ajibola Abayomi,
November 23, 2018.
As he pays working visit to Edo State, the People Democratic Party (PDP) reechoed various uncompleted projects during the regime of Adams Oshiomole as governor and urged President Muhammadu Buahari to intervene.
The party labeled the project as fraud.
Oshiomole, the immediate past governor of the state now leads the ruling All Progressive Party (APC) as its current National Chairman.
In statement signed by Edo PDP Chairman, Chief Dan Orbin made available to TheLead Online, the party stated thus:
“The PDP wishes to welcome the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, to Edo State, on his working visit.
“Mr President, we want to use this opportunity to remind you that about two years ago, just before the inauguration of the present state administration, you paid a visit to Edo state.
“In the course of your visit, the then Governor, Adams Aliyu Eric Oshiomole invited you to commission the so-called “5star hospital” built and purportedly equipped by his administration.
“It may interest you to know that since your visit in 2016, the “5star hospital” has neither recorded any out-patient, nor admitted any in-patient. Today, the building hosts rodents and reptiles.
“It is now obvious that Governor Adams Oshiomole cleverly executed the project as a scam to defraud the state and deny the people access to good health facilities.
“Our concern over this despicable act, Mr. President, is not just that billions of taxpayers’ money was sunk into this phoney project, but you were persuaded to commission a nonexistent hospital that makes it look like you were party to the deceit and fraud.”
Pained by the development Orbih added that : “While Edo people are now used to the fact that Adams can do anything to deceive the people to enrich himself, we are embarrassed at the attempt to use your person to commission a building that has only served as a center for internally displaced reptiles in Benin City.
“Finally, Mr. President, as we welcome you to Edo State, we urge you to pay a second visit to the central Hospital to enable you appreciate the disappointment of the people over this central Hospital scandal of fraud and deceit.
“We call on you to use your office to direct relevant government agencies to commence immediate investigation and necessary action to bring the principal actors to book” he said.
Meanwhile, a poll has predicted that the PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar will win the 2019 presidential elections.
Legit.ng checks revealed that the poll was conducted on popular micro-blogging app, Twitter.
At the conclusion of the poll, Atiku scored 98% of the votes as against incumbent and All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari’s 2%.
Former governor of Cross River state and presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Donald Duke scored 0% while presidential candidate of Allied Congress Party, who is also and former minister of education, Dr Oby Ezekwesili polled 0%.
An analysis of the total votes cast of 12,496 showed that Atiku secured 10,286, Buhari; presidential candidate of APC came second with 2,090 votes while Duke and Ezekwesili got zero votes.
The poll was conducted by Buhari42019 under the Twitter handle of @buhari42019.
Online voters were asked “If elections are today, who would you vote?” It also generated 3,300 likes and 2,300 retweets. Meanwhile, Atiku has awarded scholarships to five children of the victims of a recent attack on 157 Task Force Battalion in Metele, Borno.
Abubakar made the declaration in a statement personally signed by him on Wednesday, November 21, in Abuja.
The former vice president also called on those who desired to celebrate his birthday to donate their gifts and money to the widows and orphans of the fallen military heroes.
Adamawa-born Atiku was born on November 25, 1946. He will be 72 on Sunday.