… Save Edo from saboteurs
The Edo state government warehouse in Medical Stores Road in Benin City used for the storage of some Covid-19 palliative materials as well as medical assets including vaccines, high-end equipment and other supplies has been broken into and its content looted. We are saddened.
You will recall that Edo State Government has been in the forefront and got commendation from NCDC in its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic in the state.
Apart from the robust policy of tackling the dreaded disease it put in place, EDSG distributed palliatives upon receipt of relief materials, to the vulnerable and poor population to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis in the state especially during the period of the lockdown. Even recently, the government has been able to fall back on this strategic reserve in response to the plight of people displaced by flooding in parts of Etsako Central, Etsako East and Esan South East Local Government Areas (LGAs).
We are all witnesses to the hijack of a legitimate protest that degenerated to riots. In Edo, the protest was well coordinated and peaceful until sponsored and disgruntled hoodlums infiltrated the ranks of the genuine #EndSARS protesters.
The government was once again proactive in handling the situation and relative peace was restored that led to the relaxation of the curfew hours.
Unfortunately members of APC/EPM began to incite members of the public to go and destroy government property including breaching the government warehouse in Medical Stores Road. The behavior of these people is unacceptable and must be condemned by all.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Edo State, urges Edo people not to allow themselves to be used as tools in destroying their city. With the way they voted a few weeks ago, we believe they should join hands with Governor Obaseki to Reset Edo.
Dr. Tony Aziegbemi
Chairman, PDP EDO STATE