Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, on Wednesday, has alleged that the former governor of the state, Adams Oshiomhole has paid Fourty million Naira each (N40m) to about ten State House of Assembly members, and Five million Naira each (N5m) to ward Councillors to declared support for the All Progressive Congress, APC, governorship candidate, Osagie Ize- Iyamu.
Shaibu said that the immediate past National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress gave the State Assembly Deputy Speaker, Yekini Idiaye N40 million to declare his support for Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
Shaibu called on the people of Akoko-Edo Local Government Area to demand their share of the money from their representatives in the state House of Assembly, Idiaye and Hon. Emmanuel Agbaje.
The Deputy Governor further called on President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate how Oshiomhole got such money he allegedly gave to each of the lawmakers to influence their support for the APC.
Shaibu made the allegations when he addressed supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lampese, Akoko-Edo LGA.
Shaibu said, “Speaker of the EDHA and all the Principal Officers are supporting the governor, while all those that left demanded money which he declined because of the love and interest of Edo people.
“Hon. Agbaje and Hon. Yekini collected N40 million each to throw their support for Ize-Iyamu.”
He said the former Governor also gave N5 million each to ward councilors to declare their support for Ize-Iyamu.
“I had a meeting with these lawmakers who demanded $10,000 but I told them Obaseki is not a governor that shares money but uses such money for the development of Edo State,” he added.
“Use your Permanent Voters Card (PVC) to vote these corrupt leaders out of office.
“We know President Muhammadu Buhari is fighting corruption and should call Oshiomhole and ask him where he got such money from.”