The Edo State Government has stated that it has not entered any agreement with anyone to establish cattle colony in the state
The state Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, who stated this yesterday, said the clarification became necessary because of the lies being peddled by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that he had approved land for the establishment of cattle colonies in the state.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, and made available to journalists in Benin City, the state capital, stated categorically state that the Godwin Obaseki-led government has not entered into any agreement for cattle colonies in any part of Edo State.
According to the statement, “The claim is the PDP’s concoction, fabrication, and the aim of the dying party, peopled by rogues and bandits, is to attempt to smear the rising profile and image of the Obaseki administration.
“PDP’s resort to outright falsehood as a tactic for redeeming its irredeemable image, demonstrates the party’s lack of capacity to engage in intellectual and ideological contestations.
“Only a hopeless party like the PDP tells such barefaced, blatant and brazen lies because it has no issues to bring to the table.”
The statement also added that it was not true that the Edo State Government is not doing anything about the activities of the Fulani herdsmen in Edo North, noting that the security challenges Nigerians face today originated with the PDP.
“Every educated Nigerian knows that the nation’s security apparatus are controlled by the federal government and it will amount to sheer mischief to blame Governor Obaseki for the nation’s security challenges.
“The Edo State Government is working assiduously to attend to all the needs of Edo people and residents in the state including the protection of lives and properties and will not be distracted by the false and bogus claims of the bandits who ruined Edo State when they were in power.
“No amount of misinformation by the ailing PDP will sway Edo people and residents in the state, who witnessed the criminal activities of the PDP while the party was in power. Edo people are very intelligent who can sense a lie from a distance.
“The PDP lacks the credibility to speak on any issue in Edo State. Rogues and looters cannot suddenly turn advocates of good governance. PDP cannot give what it does not have,” the statement stressed.