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World Bank $75m: Shuaibu Debunks Allegation Against Oshiomhole

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Posted: Aug 5, 2016 at 6:10 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Francis Onoiribholo


Benin – Hon. Philip Shuaibu, the running mate to the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, on Thursday debunked the allegation by the Director General of the PDP governorship campaign organisation, Senator Matthew Urhoghide, that Governor Adams Oshiomhole was using the $75 million World Bank loan for Obaseki’s campaigns.

Shuaibu said the allegation is unfounded and shows that Urhoghide was mistakenly voted in as a senator.

According to him, “Every body knows how World Bank loan projects are monitored until the projects are completed. So I wonder where Urhoghide is getting his information from. But we are not surprised because out of jealousy Urhoghide opposed the approval of the $75 million World Bank loan which will benefit his constituency. With that approval by the National Assembly which was done against his wish, the Queen Ede erosion control has been made possible today.

“The work of a senator is to represent his Senatorial district and bringing projects that will impact on the lives of his people. If Urhoghide does not want the development of his people and he does not want erosion control at Queen Ede, such a person does not deserve to be a senator particularly in Edo South. Because he does not want development in his area, he does not know the extent of work that is taking place in Queen Ede.

“That shows that himself and his fake pastor candidate, does not see development they only see destruction. And as a senator he should mention one bill that he has moved on the floor of the House. He is the first senator from Edo South that have been shouted down by his colleagues in the Senate twice that he wanted to speak, it means he does not have confidence in himself.

“I am challenging him to it, it took me just few minutes to move a motion at the floor of the House, calling for attention on the dilapidated Benin-Auchi Road but he that is from Benin he never did anything to help the situation. He is only in the Senate for fashion and business.

“He is showing his ignorance in public that the money was being diverted because that is what PDP would have done if they had the opportunity. Edo South people still have the opportunity to recall him because he is going to waste the next three years in that Senate”, he stated.