The Edo State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday, insisted that the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration must account for the missing 4,781 bags of rice of the 6,822 approved for the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camp, at Uhogwa, in Ovia North-East Local Government Area of the State, by the Federal Government, Vanguard reports.
It will be recalled that the Comptroller of Customs, Col. Hammed Ali (retd), in compliance with the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari that all perishable goods seized by the Customs should be donated to the IDP camps, allocated the consignments from various Customs warehouses across the country to the IDP camp in Benin City.
Other items donated to the IDP camps in the country, were vegetable oils and used shoes.
However, the Edo State Chairman of the PDP, Chief Dan Orbih, while receiving defectors from All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, and Freedom Foundation Movement, FFM, into the party, described the rice scandal as unbelievable, insisting that the Governor must account for the missing bags of rice.
However, in its reaction, the State Government denied the accusations and said that all the bags of rice and other items like shoes, apart from the ones that were damaged in storage before they were allocated, were distributed to the Internally Displaced Persons camp and other orphanage homes within the State.
Governor Obaseki accused.
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