The son of former governor of Edo State, Dr Cyril Oshiomhole, has flagged off his campaign to take over the former job of current deputy governor of Edo state, Hon Philip Shaibu, as Member representing Etsako Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives.
Dr Cyril Oshiomhole is a US-based medical doctor who, it was alleged, Oshiomhole built a Hospital for in the United States of America allegedly with government funds. It is rumoured that the reason that Central Hospital Benin was protracted was because Oshiomhole allegedly was using the name of buying equipment for Central Hospital Benin for laundering monies to pay for his son’s hospital in the US.
Some alleged that he converted the equipment meant for Central Hospital Benin to his son’s hospital in the US that is allegedly why the Central Hospital is not equipped till date, over two months after it was deceptively commissioned by the President of Nigeria who did not carry out due diligence before conducting the commissioning of a fraudulent project.
Elections are expected to be held in Etsako within 90 days after the seat has been declared vacant by INEC.
Curiously, INEC has not yet declared the seat vacant. Speculation is growing in Etsako that Shaibu has lobbied INEC not to declare the seat vacant until after the court case, to enable him regain his seat in the likely event that the tribunal sacks his embattled government with Obaseki.
When Urhokpota Reporters interviewed residents of Etsako, many of them lamented that Oshiomhole is being too insensitive if he found no one else but his son to present as a replacement for his godson.
“Na Family business? Is Etsako the private property of Oshiomhole? He better not try it because we shall disgrace him” Prince Rafiq from Jattu said.
Residents elsewhere in Edo State have said that Oshiomhole was pushing his luck too far.
“This is like adding insult to injury” Chief Ikimi stated.
“We hope that he presents his son so that we can show him that we in Etsako are not as stupid as we acted in 2016. We will disgrace him and make a loud statement.” MrAliu Enakhena from Agenebode said.
Urhokpota Reporters shall monitor this development and update you.
Source: Urhokopta Reporters