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Edo govt denounces dubious coalition, fingers displaced politicians for spreading lies

The Edo State Government has denounced a phantom social group, Coalition of Benin Social Cultural Organisations, noting that displaced Edo politicians are hiding behind the group to spread lies against the government.

In a statement, Special Adviser, Media Projects, Crusoe Osagie, said the Coalition of Benin Social Cultural Organisations is not known to law by any means.

According to him, “As reputable organisations, the media should know the difference between empty allegations from a group of politicians displaced by the new brand of politics promoted by His Excellency, Governor Godwin Obaseki and real criticism meant to promote good governance.

“The long list of empty allegations are merely the tired lies employed unsuccessfully by the Edo Peoples Movement (EPM) and the comatose All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State just before the September 19, 2020 elections, which Edo people saw for what they actually are: cheap blackmail. Not minding the lame grandstanding, the people voted overwhelmingly to re-elect Governor Obaseki.

He added, “The only thing new about these lies and those who promote them is that they have incorporated a few more recently displaced individuals who for their personal, pecuniary interests recently tried to destabilise the harmony within the PDP in Edo State but failed miserably.

“As for each and every point made in their copious allegations, they are all complete lies, which are not even intelligently told. We call on all Edo people and Nigerians to completely ignore them.”

Govt denounces dubious coalition, fingers displaced Edo politicians for spreading lies

1. There is no such organisation as Coalition of Benin Social Cultural Organisations. It is not known to law by any means. 

2. As reputable organisations, the media should know the difference between empty allegations from a group of politicians displaced by the new brand of politics promoted by His Excellency, Governor Godwin Obaseki and real criticism meant to promote good governance.

3. The long list of empty allegations are merely the tired lies employed unsuccessfully by the Edo Peoples Movement (EPM) and the comatose All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State just before the September 19, 2020 elections, which Edo people saw for what they actually are: cheap blackmail. Not minding the lame grandstanding, the people voted overwhelmingly to re-elect Governor Obaseki.

4. The only thing new about these lies and those who promote them is that they have incorporated a few more recently displaced individuals who for their personal, pecuniary interests recently tried to destabilise the harmony within the PDP in Edo State but failed miserably.

5. As for each and every point made in their copious allegations, they are all complete lies, which are not even intelligently told. We call on all Edo people and Nigerians to completely ignore them.

Crusoe Osagie

Special Adviser, Media Projects