The APC led Edo State Government has blamed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the crisis rocking the state House of Assembly, saying that the party’s desperation has led to the crisis.
In a counter to a similar accusation by the PDP, it stated that Governor Adams Oshiomhole had performed well since he assumed office.
In a statement on Sunday by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Prince Kassim Afegbua, in response to the accusation by PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, the government stated that PDP?s desperation for power caused the crisis.
?The crisis in Edo Assembly is a product of PDP?s desperation for power, in its attempt to capture anything in sight like a bunch of famished baboons. It is the
same theatre of desperation that is pervading the entire political landscape as a consequence of PDP?s show of raw power,? it stated.
Elaborating on the crisis in the state House of Assembly, the government said: ?The four members of the Edo State Assembly who tried to usurp the powers of the House only got a teaser of what they bargained for.
To play around with a governor that was popularly elected by the people in the state meant that they would incur the wrath of the people.
The oversight function of the Assembly is not in doubt, and as a responsible, prudent and transparent government, our books are open for public scrutiny all the times.?
The government described the governor?s record as a reference point in Nigeria, insisting: ?His tremendous achievements across the state could only have been
possible through prudent and transparent management of resources, especially in a state that was run aground by the PDP for 10 solid but sordid years.
Reminding Edo people of those forgone years of the locust is to insult the collective sensibilities of the people.?
It stated that the state government published its audited financial report in the dailies a couple of months ago, while challenging ?PDP governors to do the same.?
The statement denied the insinuation that Oshiomhole wanted to contest for vice president of the country, adding, however, ?we would have loved a situation where he would run for president of the country to take us away from this regime of tactlessness that has almost earned Nigeria a failed state status.?