Anenih accuses Oshiomhole of marginalisation
A former chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the PDP, Chief Tony Anenih, has accused the Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole, of marginalising the Edo Central Senatorial district and its people.
Speaking at the Edo Central zonal flag-off of the party’s governorship campaign, at Uromi, in Esan NorthEast Local Government, Anenih said the Esan people would resist an alleged continued domination by Oshiomhole, ahead of the September 10 governorship.
He said people of Edo Central would “overwhelmingly vote for the PDP and restore the region’s lost glory.”
He alleged that Governor Oshiomhole, at the beginning of his administration, more than seven years ago, refused to pay the counterpart funding of N300 million needed to complete the Ugbalo Waterworks, after he (Anenih) had made the federal government to commit the sum of N1.2 billion to the project.
“Today, there is no water Esanland. I pleaded with the president then to give us water and he awarded a contract of N1.2 billion for Ugbalo Waterworks. Oshiomhole was asked to pay the counterpart funding of about N300 million. Oshiomhole, up till today, has refused to provide the money. That is why the water scheme has not been completed. He does not want us (Esans) to have water,” he said.
“The only PDP candidate recognised by INEC in Edo State is Ize-Iyamu. The candidate of Ali Modu Sheriff has lost; they have rejected him,” he added.