By Tony Ehighiale, Benin CityÂ
The governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has described as untrue claims by the Peoples Democratic Party that he has been collecting salaries from the state government as Chairman of the stateâ€™s Economic Team.Â He said vouchers displayed by the PDP during the party’s campaign rallies were misleading and tissues of lies, insisting that he has worked pro bono for the state for the past seven years.
Â Speaking through the Head, Media and Publicity of his campaign organisation, Hon Abass Braimah, Obaseki urged the police to investigate state Chairman of the PDP, Chief Dan Orbih with a view to unravel the source of the vouchers which he said were fake.Â
According to Braimah, “We believe that Ize-Iyamu and Orbih are jealous of the credentials of Obaseki and because all they do in the party is business they canâ€™t believe that somebody can make sacrifices for his people.Â
â€œOrbih and his factional candidate are fond of fabricating lies, particularly when it comes to displaying fake tellers. When has Orbih become a staff of the Accounts department of the state government to be able to be in possession of tellers which are supposed to be an officials document. We are inviting the police to investigate the matter because the PDP are known for forgery and misleading the public.Â
â€œObaseki has not earned a kobo as salary from the state government and he should be commended and not persons who participated in the looting of the state treasuryâ€ he stated.