Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has announced that the All Progressives Congress Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole – led administration has been indicted in a recent report.
Oshiomhole, a two-term Governor, ruled the state between 2008 and 2016. Mr Obaseki, who disclosed this on Thursday, said he received a report from the Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment for the hospital.
According to him, the recent report indicted the administration of the former Governor of Edo state Comrade Adams Oshiomhole for breach of the state’s Public Procurement Law.
He, however, noted that the state will not hesitate to punish anyone found guilty under the law.”If anyone is found guilty of diverting the state’s resources, they will be prosecuted. We want to build institutions and not individuals because individuals will come and go, but institutions will remain,” the statement read.
POLITICS NIGERIA recalls that Messrs Oshiomhole and Obaseki have been at loggerheads over the control of the state.
This rift has however threatened the chances of Mr Obaseki running for a second term under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The Edo State governorship election has been scheduled for September by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).