Former governor of Edo State and National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole has been asked to resign as the party boss, following his indictment by the Edo State government.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment for the hospital had indicted the former governor for breach of the state’s Public Procurement Law.
Chairman of the Commission, Justice James Oyomire (rtd), who presented the commission’s findings to Governor Godwin Obaseki, at Government House, in Benin City, on Thursday, had said the award of the contract for the construction of the hospital was fraught with breaches of the state’s procurement laws.
The South-South Buhari Anti-Corruption Group, has, however, called on the Edo State Governor, Obaseki to declare Oshiomhole wanted over his indictment by the judicial commission.
The Anti-Corruption Group, in a statement by its President, Imafidon Peter Odion, urged Governor Obaseki to match words with action and ensure that whoever is indicted is made to face the law.
Recall that the Governor, while receiving the report of the judicial commission, had assured that anyone found culpable, no matter how highly-placed, will be called to account for their action.
The group urged the governor to put sentiment aside and ensure that those who are involved in the scandal are made to face the law, while also given them a fair hearing.
The Anti-Corruption Group said: “President Muhammadu Buhari government is known to have zero tolerance for corruption and the indictment of Adams Oshiomhole will be a yardstick to measure the seriousness of this fight by APC against corruption.
“If the corruption case against Oshiomhole is handled with levity, nobody will take this APC led government seriously. This government should ensure there is no sentiment attached to this case. The case should be looked into with seriousness and Oshiomhole should be asked to resign in other to avoid undue influence from the federal government, the party at the national and leaders, and stakeholders of the party.”