Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has called on the people of the state to disregard the tales of empty treasury by Mr Dan Orbih, Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Remember that Orbih recently claimed that the state treasury was empty due to heavy government spending under Obaseki’s All Progressive Congress (APC) administration.
Obaseki, in a statement on Monday by his media aide, Crusoe Osagie, accused Orbih of fabricating stories in order to score cheap political points.
“The PDP Chairman, Dan Orbih, has again gone to town with another fabrication about an empty treasury in Edo State. The accusation is false, misleading and ill-conceived. But we are familiar with Orbih and such beer-parlour gossip as his stock-in-trade. As chairman of the PDP, he is seeking means to be relevant amid plans to oust him from office.
“But we are happy to report that we have maintained a healthy balance sheet, with perhaps the most transparent and prudent government in the country. The Debt Management Office (DMO) attested to this during the last Alaghodaro Summit, where the state was given a healthy rating.
“Reports are published yearly. We are also signatories to a number of conventions on open governance and have maintained an open book for citizens who intend to follow the money trail in government. So, we wonder where Orbih got his own facts from. He should be completely disregarded”, the governor said.