The All Progressives Congress has mocked Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the recent appointments of some aides.
In a statement on Sunday by its deputy spokesman in the state, Ofure Osehobo, the party described the appointments as uninspiring, adding that the hype was unnecessary.
The APC asked the Obaseki government to quickly address the depleted civil service and dearth of teachers in public schools rather than compensate politicians.
It also advised the state government to employ qualified personnel to fill the thousands of vacant spaces in the state public service and many public schools across the state.
The statement read in part, “We see as unnecessary the hype by Governor Obaseki, over his government’s appointment of hundreds of Senior Special Assistants and Special Assistants across the state in the face of a depleted civil service and dearth of teachers in public schools.
“The government has turned governance into a toy and is busy appointing Senior Special Assistants and Special Assistants in the name of harmonizing his destabilized party, the PDP. We say this will not help his party.
“APC is utterly disappointed that rather than employing qualified personnel to fill the thousands of vacant spaces in the state public service and the many public schools across the state, the cry is about uninspiring appointments that do not convey any sense of hope or purposeful governance for the state under the PDP government.
“Nevertheless, the APC is not surprised because such appointments can only come from a clueless government that does not have the interest of Edo people.
“It is a misplacement of priorities, a complete waste of time and a failed design to hoodwink the very enlightened Edo people.”
The APC stated that the appointments have shown Obaseki’s insensitivity and disdain for Edo people, adding that they do not in any way reflect the people’s hope and eagerness for a better state.
It added: “Furthermore, the bloated list of appointments, designed to compensate political jobbers, sycophants and opportunists have further exposed Governor Obaseki and PDP’s insensitivity and disdain for Edo people, as it does not in any way reflect their hope and eagerness for a greater Edo State.
“And by the appointments, the government has left no one in doubt that they have no vision to make our state great again.
“If indeed, Governor Obaseki and the PDP mean well for Edo people and are interested in making the State great again, like they claimed, they would have prioritized the employment of badly needed civil servants and teachers.”
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