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The Edo PDP also criticized Oshiomhole for claiming to help the councils save the funds in question.

The opposition party’s comments were made by State Chairman, Chief Dan Orbih during a press briefing in Okada.

“We can confirm that the reason why he has refused to conduct elections to fill the vacant positions of chairmen and councillors is to enable him squander allocations due the local governments in the name of saving it for them,” Orbih said according to The Nation.

“The truth is that rather than supporting the local government councils, Oshiomhole has impoverished them by not only denying them their full allocations as and when due, but also by denying them their share of state IGR,” he added.

Meanwhile, the PDP governorship candidate in Edo, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has condemned Oshiomhole for disrespecting elders in the state.

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Ize-Iyamu spoke specifically about Oshiomhole’s comments against the Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion who the PDP candidate claims helped the governor into power.

Oshiomhole has accused Igbinedion and his son, former governor, Lucky Igbinedion of corruption.