“We Don’t Stuff Dollars In Our Pockets In Edo” – Gov Obaseki Replies Ganduje

Airtel Nigeria Call services
Edo state Governor Godwin Obaseki
Edo state Governor Godwin Obaseki
Social sharing

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state, has replied Abdullahi Ganduje, his Kano counterpart, who accused him of failing woefully.

Speaking at the presidential villa in Abuja earlier on Friday, Ganduje, who is chairman of the APC national campaign council, said Obaseki’s alleged failure will make it easy for his party to win the September 19 governorship poll.

Edo state Governor Godwin Obaseki
Edo state Governor Godwin Obaseki

But responding in a statement, Crusoe Osagie, his spokesman, issued on his behalf, Obaseki said Ganduje is in no position to assess his performance because of the “baggage of the viral video of him stuffing dollars collected from contractors”.

In 2018, videos of Ganduje “collecting kickback” from contractors was released by Daily Nigerian, an online platform.

Although the governor denied collecting bribe from contractors, saying the videos were doctored, his critics have used the issue to attack him.

In the statement, Obaseki told Ganduje that he has been delivering “sustainable projects” to the people of Edo.

“The comment by Governor Ganduje on the performance of Governor Obaseki in office is at best laughable. It is also disgraceful because the APC has apparently misconstrued the meaning of performance because it is verifiable that Governor Obaseki’s unprecedented performance across different sectors of the state is what has endeared him to Edo people. No amount of lame talk from the APC and their campaign handlers can erase these projects which litter the nooks and crannies of Edo State,” the statement read.

“Ganduje is in no position to assess Governor Obaseki or any other governor for that matter because he has a baggage hanging on his neck, which he needs to clear. It is important to put some of the government’s projects in perspective so that the public can judge.

“The Obaseki-led government through different memoranda of understanding (MoU) have completed or is at the verge of completing the following projects: the 6000bpd Edo Modular Refinery in Ologbo, Benin City; 55MW Ossiomo Independent Power Plant, in Ologbo, Benin City; the 1451-unit Emotan Garden Estate; strengthened broadband infrastructure with 400km fibre optic cables laid by Main One, among others.”

The statement added that workers and pensioners in the state are happy with Obaseki because he has “kept faith with paying their salaries and pensions, while investors keep trooping in because of the transparent and efficient land management”.

About Wisdom Nwedene 8013 Articles
Wisdom Nwedene is a seasoned investigative reporter. He is currently an editor @9News Nigeria and also a social media strategist, writer, freelancer. Wisdom Nwedene has also interviewed many top Nigerian celebrities and Politicians. Contact me via : 07034977317 .To always get our news update on WhatsApp, call or text 'add me' to, 07034977317 or send me message via Facebook : Wisdom Nwedene(https://www.facebook.com/wisdom.nwedene) Share your story with us: +234703497 7317 ( Call & SMS only) Email: Nwedenewisdom@gmail.com

Be the first to comment

Leave your comment

UBA Bank
  • Cardi B Explains Why She Is Filling For divorce From Her Husband, Offset

    Social sharing

    Social sharingAmerican rapper, Cardi B, has explained why she is filling for divorce from her Migos rapper husband, Offset. The rapper gave the explanation via Read more

  • Wizkid to Drop ‘Made In Lagos’ Album Soon

    Social sharing

    Social sharingNigerian music sensation, Ayodeji Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, is set to release his long awaited album titled ‘Made In Lagos’. Although the singer Read more

  • BBNaija: “It Was A Sad Moment For Me” – Erica Writes About Her Disqualification

    Social sharing

    Social sharing“It was a sad moment for me” Erica Nlewedim writes in first Instagram post since being disqualified from the Big Brother Naija reality show. Read more

  • BREAKING!!Nigerian lesbian movie “Ife” dares Censors Board, set for release

    Social sharing

    Social sharing Nigerian lesbian movie “Ife” produced by Pamela Adie and directed by Uyaiedu Ikpe-Etim is set for release despite stern warning from Nigerian Film Read more

  • Nollywood Actress Chika Ike, Replies Regina Daniels’ Mother, “I’m Not Ready To Be 7th Wife To Ned Nwoko.”

    Social sharing

    Social sharing I’m not about to become anyone’s 7th wife – Chika Ike sets the record straight on dating Regina Daniels’ husband, Ned Nwoko Nollywood Read more