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Edo guber: Shaibu reveals how deputy Speaker, member got N80 million from Oshiomhole

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Amid mudslingings between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC), Obaseki’s Deputy, Philip Shaibu has accused Edo State House of Assembly Deputy Speaker, Yekini Idiaye of N40m from the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, to support Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC.

Shaibu stated this while addressing the Peoples Democratic Party in Lampese, Akoko-Edo Local Government Areas on Wednesday.

He alleged that the Deputy Speaker who represents Akoko-Edo Constituency (I), and the member representing Akoko-Edo Constituency (II), Emmanuel Agbaje, were paid N40m each to influence their support for Ize-Iyamu.

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It is recalled that Yekini Indiaye and Emmanuel Agbaje on Sunday pledged their support for Ize-Iyamu.

The Deputy Governor told Akoko-Edo people to insist on their share of the N4, million from representative.

He said, “The Speaker of the EDHA and all the principal officers are supporting the governor while those that left demanded money which he declined because of the love and interest of Edo people.

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“Hon Agbaje and Hon. Yekini collected N40m each to throw their support for Ize-Iyamu. Oshiomhole also gave N5m each to councilors to switch loyalty and support the APC candidate.”

The deputy Speaker in his reaction said no politician collect money from his party to remain, except when he want to defect, adding that Philip Shaibu’s claims were false.

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In a related development, Shaibu in a statement on Tuesday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mr Benjamin Atu, said Obaseki would continue to develop the state and ensure that opportunities were available to the people.

Shaibu noted that rather than fighting the government for not allocating the wealth of the state among some people, Oshiomhole, and party’s governorship candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, should acknowledge the ingenuity and resilience of the Obaseki’s administration towards eradicating poverty in the state.

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