Posted By: Osagie Otabor, Benin


Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, on Wednesday said the people of the state will stone Chief Gabriel Igbinedion and his son – Lucky if they realize how the state resources was converted to their personal use.

Lucky was a governor in the state between 1999 and 2007 and a seeming cordial relations between the ex-governor and Oshiomhole has turned sour.Oshiomhole

Oshiomhole spoke while addressing youths who protested to the state government on Wednesday.

He told the mammoth crowd why Chief Igbinedion, the Esama of Benin kingdom, is not happy with his administration.

The governor explained that one of the reasons was because he revoked the reclamation of 200,000 hectares of land in Ovia North East given to Chief Igbinedion by his son, Lucky when he was governor of the state.
Other reasons were the N180million demanded from Chief Igbinedion for the six years usage of the Central Hospital facilities by medical students of the Igbinedion University and the $31million illegally withdrawn from the state government coffers to set up a cement factory.

The governor said he also stopped students of Igbinedion School of Nursing from using the Stella Obasanjo Hospital without payment for many years.

He said Lucky gave the 200,000 hectares to his father for mechanized farming, but his father later gave them in piece to cocoa farmers who in turn paid royalties to Chief Igbinedion.

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