The traditional ruler of Opoji in Esan Central local government area of Edo State, HRH Aidenojie Ehidiamen, has expressed readiness to assist Governor Adams Oshiomhole in the probe against former Governor Lucky Igbinedion.
The Monarch expressed sadness saying, “the former governor squander state resources on drinking exotic and expensive wines like Don periyon and Moet while the masses suffer”.
He thanked the Governor for opening the books on several alleged corruption files on former Governor Lucky Igbinedion urging him to open all and promising to assist with information as he has always done before.
The Royal father said he had sent the Governor several messages on where to find files containing information on how money was diverted during Igbinedion’s administration in the state.
Ehidamen, who spoke at a town hall meeting to mark Oshiomhole’s seven years anniversary, said it was wrong for roads in his domain to be in bad shape, while those that wreaked the state finances walked the street free.
“There are so many files on Lucky Igbinedion. We can start fresh prosecution. There was the N200million that was diverted and they are walking freely.”
“You have overlooked many things. You have to come out so that Edo can move forward. I don’t know whether you have become a Reverend Father that forgives sinners.”
Responding, Governor Oshiomhole confirmed receipts of petitions from the Roya Father.
Oshiomhole disclosed that he has ordered for files on government assets that were sold during Igbinedion administration with a view to reclaiming those that were not properly sold.
The governor also disclosed that all internal roads at the Igbinedion University were constructed by the Edo State Government based on available records.