Former governor of Edo state, Lucky Igbinedion, has accused the incumbent governor, Adams Oshiomhole, of mismanaging the Federal Allocations and Internal Generated Revenue of the state, in the last seven years.
Igbinedion, while alleging that Oshiomhole squandered trillions, also claimed that the governor has a house worth N10bn in Iyamho and several properties abroad.
While describing Oshiomhole as the biggest thief in Benin city, Igbinedion said he has failed the people of Edo state.
In a statement signed and released on Saturday, Igbinedion said: “I have made it very clear time without numbers that the files of my tenure are there for everybody who cares to ask to check. I do not intend to dignify Adams Oshiomhole any longer by joining issue with him.
“He should explain to the people of Edo State how he spent the federal allocations and internal generated revenues running into trillions naira in seven years.
“He should tell the people of Edo how much he is paying as land tax for his house in Iyamho worth over N10bn and other properties he has acquired in the last seven years in Dubai, Cape Town in South Africa, in San Francisco, United States of America, a high rise apartment in Atlanta also in America and in London. He is calling everybody a thief but Oshiomhole is the biggest thief in Benin City today.”
“Oshiomhole has failed; the people of Edo State now know him better. Oshiomhole is the least qualified person to talk about corruption in the country today because his actions and programmes in the last seven years in Edo State epitomise corruption.
“He has called everybody in Nigeria a thief; has called former President Olusegun Obasanjo a thief; called former President Goodluck Jonathan a thief, he called (ex-Minister of Finance, Ngozi) Okojo-Iweala a thief, and others. Yet, he cannot prove his cases. I don’t think he knows the meaning of a thief.
“He lives in the glass house and throwing stones. President Muhammadu Buhari will soon find out the real Oshiomhole by the time we provide documents against him.”