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Why Igbinedion attacks me – Oshiomhole



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In from Timothy Enietan-Matthews (Nation’s capital) . . .

The governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, Wednesday, said the Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, is against his administration because of steps he took to reclaim what belongs to the Edo people from the Igbinedion family.

The governor stated this when he addressed youths who protested to his office, adding that Edo people will stone Chief Gabriel Igbinedion and his son – Lucky if they realize how the state resources was converted to their personal use.

Oshiomhole said one of the reasons the elder Igbinedion is fighting him was because he revoked the reclamation of 200,000 hectares of land in Ovia North East given to Chief Igbinedion by his son, when he was governor.

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He gave other reasons to include 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usage of the Central Hospital facilities by medical students of the Igbinedion University and the $31million illegally withdrawn from the state government coffers to set up a cement factory.

Oshiomhole further stated that Chief Igbinedion was not happy with him because he also stopped students of Igbinedion School of Nursing from using the Stella Obasanjo Hospital without payment for many years.

In the 200,000 hectares, the governor revealed that the land was given to Igbinedion for mechanised farming but was given in piece to Cocoa farmers, who were paying royalties to him.

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