Controversy: Labour scribe lambasts Governor Oshiomhole

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– Comrade Julius Abure has berated Governor Oshiomhole over his rift with legislators in Edo state

–  Julius says the feud is a show of shame

– He has accused Governor Oshiomhole of creating a chaotic atmosphere in the state

The national secretary of labour party, Comrade (Barr) Julius Abure has slammed Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state, over the rift with the members of Edo state House of Assembly on a battle of supremacy as regards the power to dissolve local government councils.

Comrade Julius described the situation in the state as shameful and ”laughable.”

Phillip Olumese, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state, has slammed Governor Adams Oshiomhole over his choice of friends.

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state.

“The disagreement between governor adams oshiomhole and the House of Assembly over tenure expiration of local government chairmen and concillors is not only laughable but shows the shallowness of Edo state government towards issues of development, rule of law, due process and the principles of democracy,” the scribe said.

He berated Governor Adams Oshiomhole for not creating an enabling environment for free, fair and credible local government elections in Edo state before the expiration of the tenure of the dissolved local government council chairmen; stressing that it is unconstitutional.

“Section 7 (1) of the 1999 constitution as amended provides the system of local government by democratically Elected Local government councils is under this Constitution guaranteed; and accordingly, the government of every state shall subject to section 8 of this Constitution, ensure their existence under a law which provides for the establishment, Structure, composition, finance and functions,” Barrister Julius noted.

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Comrade Julius regretted that Governor Oshiomhole who is a product of due process, rule of Law and democratic ethos will overtly or covertly subvert the wishes and aspirations of the people.

He however enjoined both the governor and the legislature to quickly address the concerns and sufferings of the people who are wallowing in poverty, unemployment, fuel scarcity, etc rather than engaging in undue fist-cuts over who is constitutionally empowered to dissolve local councils without giving premium to constitutional democracy of electing people into the dissolved councils.

In the same vein, Phillip Olumese, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state, has slammed Governor Adams Oshiomhole over his choice of friends.

Reacting to a statement credited to Governor Oshiomhole, who listed the likes of Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Captain Hosa Okunbor and Dr Daniel Ladipo as his friends, Olumese said the pronouncement is against the governor’s claim to be on the side of the common man, Vanguard reports.

According to the former chairman of Edo state Urban Water Board, while the governor was proclaiming his valued friendships, Edo people were struggling for life under his “excruciating yoke of the many taxes, levies and economic measures.”

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