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Idahosa bemoans cabinet delay in Edo


A former Political Adviser to former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, Mr. Charles Idahosa, has expressed concern over the non-constitution of cabinet by Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki.

Idahosa, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) also lamented the non-passage of the anti-open grazing bill in the state.

While speaking to journalists in Benin City, yesterday, ahead of activities to herald his 68th birthday, slated for September 21, Idahosa called for understanding among the former All Progressives Congress (APC) members, who defected to the PDP with Governor Obaseki, saying some of them have been left in the lurch.

“I am worried that there will be no cabinet after close to one year. We are not happy, I must make that clear to you,” he said.


He also pointed out that though the constitution did not give the president or governors timeline to constitute a cabinet, but he, however, stated that there ought to have been a cabinet in place by now in the state.

Idahosa, who commended Obaseki’s performance for his numerous achievements, expressed optimism that the governor’s delay in constituting a cabinet may not be unconnected with the PDP crisis.

He described the PDP crisis as unfortunate, saying if not checked, it would affect the party’s fortune in the 2023 general elections.

“We are really at a crossroads. All of us who left the APC with Obaseki to PDP, we don’t know where we are. So, we are just watching.

“We didn’t cross the Ts and dot the Is before joining, because the time was so short. There was no proper negotiation,‎” he explained.


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