Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has spoken on the allegation of diverting state’s funds for the use of his company, Afrinvest Ltd.
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the September 19 election reacted through his Special Adviser on Media, Crusoe Osagie.
Recall that some members of the party had petitioned the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission to investigate the Edo State Governor.
They accused the governor of awarding unfair contracts to companies the Obaseki has a personal interest.
The PDP member in Ward 3, Orhionmwon Local Government Area, led by Andrew Egboigbe, called for a thorough probe.
The media aide to the Governor described the allegation as a feeble attempt to tarnish Obaseki’s image.
The spokesman said Edo remains one of the most transparent states in the management of finances.
“Edo has been rated highly by the World Bank and other development institutions for her openness and transparency in the allocation of scarce resources, beginning with the process of making her budget, awards of contracts and release of funds to contractors,” he said.
The spokesman noted that being electioneering times, there have several bogus and baseless claims, mostly sponsored by the opposition.
He stated that as the September 19 nears, “our eyes are constantly on the ball and we will not be distracted by such falsehoods.”