Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State
It appears the war of words between former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and governor of Edo state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, will not end in a hurry.
The two have been firing cannons of hot words over the governor’s accusation of alleged financial recklessness perpetrated by the former minister during her tenure as Finance Minister.
Oshiomhole in a press statement issued and signed by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Prince Kassim Afegbua, warned Okonjo-Iweala that blackmailing him won’t help her case.
Read full text of the press statement reads thus:
It is instructive at this point in time to state categorically without equivocation that there is nothing “personal” between Okonjo-Iweala and Comrade Adams Oshiomhole in terms of the request by the Edo Governor that Okonjo-Iweala should come clean on the issue of revenue that accrued to the Excess Crude Account. As much as her Spokesman tries to dramatize his response in defense of his boss, he has shown a manifest uninformed disposition to issues of simple economics of naira and kobo. Here is a former Minister who has changed her position four times in the last forty days; each position exposing her dubiety of facts and inherent contradictions in the concocted tales she has been weaving on one simple issue: what happened to t5he $2.1b ECA funds?
The simple questions which the Comrade Governor asked were: how come those accruals into the Excess Crude Account got depleted without the knowledge of the National Economic Council? How come monies that were supposed to accrue into the said account cannot be found in it going by the balance sheet provided by the former Minister? How come the Minister unilaterally dipped her hand into the Excess Crude Account to spend money in defiance of …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper