PDP calls for Governor's impeachment for spending N18bn outside budget

The party also asked the Commissioner for Education and the state Accountant General to resign immediately.

Adams Oshiomhole

The opposition party called for the Governor's impeachment for allegedly spending about N18 billion unbudgeted funds to establish Edo State University, Iyamho, in Etsako West Local Government Area.

The  party also asked the Commissioner for Education and the state Accountant General to resign immediately.

Edo State PDP Chairman, Chief Dan Orbih, stated this at a press briefing in Benin on Thursday, May 26.

He said there is no evidence that the House of Assembly approved the expenditure for the university’s establishment.

He described the Oshiomhole-led administration as a complete disaster to the people of the state.

In its reaction, the state government said that Orbih lacks the basic understanding of governance and its dynamics.

“As a government that has exhibited a high sense of prudence in the management of state resources, whatever we embark on, by way of projects, is usually captured in our budget proposal," the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Kassim Afegbua said.

“The State Executive Council approves contracts when they have met all the requirements of bidding in line with Procurement Act.”

On the call for Oshiomhole's impeachment, Afegbua said it is “laughable, ridiculous and outlandish.” He said the budget is a public document which captured the state’s general appropriation outlook for 2016 fiscal year.

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