Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has said that the 12 House of Assembly members-elect, who refused to show up for inauguration, and two others were deceived by the sacked National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole.
According to Obaseki, who will fly the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, flag in the September 19 Governorship poll, the action denied the Lawmakers’ constituents representation in the house.
The former APC Governor said this during his campaign rally in Adolor Ward 4, Ovia North-East Council.
He added that the affected Lawmakers, in their selfish pursuits and obedience to their godfather, betrayed the confidence reposed in them by their constituents after the house was proclaimed on June 17, 2019.
“The godfather is very deceptive; he deceived 14 members of the Edo State House of Assembly and today they don’t have jobs.
“They pretended that they wanted to set up two universities and took all the money to build one and, in three years, nothing was done here.
“(But) I went to President Muhammadu Buhari to let him know that we need a Federal College of Education in Ekiadolor, knowing that they have deceived us about having a university in Edo South,” he said.
Obaseki expressed appreciation to Buhari for approving a College of Education in Ekiadolor.
“Now we have a Federal College of Education in Ekiadolor. They don’t want the school to start as they keep sponsoring protest against the project everyday. Please warn them to stop demonstrating,” he added.