Governor Godwin Obaseke Of Edo State slammed the PDP for carrying false information adding that the party is responsible for the security challenge in the north-east Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has denied the alleged claim by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that his government had approved land for the establishment of a cattle colony saying the report is outright falsehood.
The governor, through his spokesperson, Crusoe Osagie, said in a statement on Monday, January 29, in Benin City, that the claim is a barefaced and brazen lie concocted and fabricated by the PDP. “Our attention has been drawn to another set of lies by the dying Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), that Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has approved land for the establishment of cattle colonies in Edo state.
“We wish to categorically state that the Godwin Obaseki-led government has not entered into any agreement for cattle colonies in any part of Edo state. “The claim is the PDP’s concoction, fabrication, and the aim of the dying party, peopled by rogues and bandits, is to attempt to smear the rising profile and image of the Obaseki administration,” as reported by The Nation.
The statement added that the PDP’s resort to outright falsehood as a tactic for redeeming its irredeemable image, demonstrates the party’s lack of capacity to engage in intellectual and ideological contestations. “Only a hopeless party like the PDP tells such barefaced, blatant and brazen lies because it has no issues to bring to the table. “The security challenges we face today in Nigeria’s north-east region originated with the PDP. “Every educated Nigerian knows that the nation’s security apparatus are controlled by the federal government and it will amount to sheer mischief to blame Governor Obaseki for the nation’s security challenges.
“No amount of misinformation by the ailing PDP will sway Edo people and residents in the state, who witnessed the criminal activities of the PDP while the party was in power. Edo people are very intelligent who can sense a lie from a distance. “The PDP lacks the credibility to speak on any issue in Edo state. Rogues and looters cannot suddenly turn advocates of good governance. PDP cannot give what it does not have,” he added.