Edo Sate Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has denied allegations by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party that he did not defraud farmers in the State.
Governor Obaseki warned the PDP to leave him out of their ‘predictable and cheap smear campaign,’ and urged them to focus on the weighty issues that impact on the lives of the people.
Obaseki who spoke in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, cautioned the PDP to tell the people what they intend to do for them and not drag him into their smear campaigns.
He said his programme is anchored on the development of the state and its people while his mandate is to run an issues-based campaign.
Governor Obaseki said the PDP was making spurious allegations about a non-existent fraud which he noted showed its lack of understanding of governance.
According to the governor’s aide, “It is not hard to see that the PDP has been undone by the fact that they are faced with a purposeful, well-run and transparent government. Hence, they have gone to town with a fictitious story about a non-existent fraud allegation in government that exists only in their imagination. For the records, we make bold to say that the alleged fraud does not exist.
“The records are there to show what the Governor Obaseki-led government has done and continues to do for the people of Edo state, from job creation to infrastructural development, investment promotion and industrialisation, which all residents in the state can readily testify to, in the governor’s efforts at repositioning the state for prosperity. That is what we are campaigning with this season.”