The SAVE EDO GROUP has called for the probe of the former Edo State Governor, Mr. Adams Oshiomole, saying that Edo State is gradually sliding into a fiefdom run by the new godfather.
In a statement signed by the leader, of the group, Chief Blessing Agbomhere Oshiomole was described as a new godfather after he had wrestled power from Chief Tony Anenih.
It alleged that the former governor had rendered the present Governor Godwin Obaseki politically helpless.
The group alleged that the state's All Progressives Congress Party, APC is now being run as a cartel, without respect to the party Constitution and Manifestos.
According to the group, Adams Oshiomhole's acclaimed achievement is that he liberated Edo from Chief Tony Anenih who was the state’s Godfather but he has since turned himself to a new godfather and taken control of the present administration.
The group urged Governor Obaseki as a matter of responsibility and probity to probe how the sum of $54,912,710.80 allegedly collected from the Federal Government by Oshiomole as special intervention funds spent.
According to the group, the funds was allegedly released from the Excess Crude Account and “Transfer to Edo State Government and her Local Government Councils contribution to power sector special intervention fund” in 31st December, 2014.
The group also wanted Obaseki to probe the Chairmen of the Local Government Councils privy to the management of the fund.
It also wanted the present Edo Government to ask question whether the State House of Assembly was aware of this fund and did it approve the release?
“By refusing to probe the high level of Edo State's indebtedness and numerous allegations of financial recklessness, looting and corruption leveled against Adams Oshiomhole, Godwin Obaseki has paid too much a price for the support he got from Oshiomhole,” the group said.
Adams Oshiomhole must be made to give account of his ‘stewardship’. As loyal members of the APC, the Constitution of the party upholds the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and being a member or a leader of the All Progressives Congress should not guarantee immunity from the anti-corruption war. Nigeria comes first.
Adams Oshiomhole cannot blackmail Godwin Obaseki or the Presidency. He doesn't have the effrontery to do so,” the group said.