The Edo State government, on Tuesday, described as futile, efforts by the All Progressives Congress in the state, targeted at condemning the state’s aggressive effort against land-grabbers and other non-state actors responsible for disrupting land administration in the state.
A statement signed by the Special Adviser, Media Projects to Edo State Governor, Mr. Crusoe Osagie flayed the APC saying that the opposition party in the state sees nothing gainful in cleaning up a defective and unlawful system that empowered thugs and miscreants, who had hitherto intimidated and fleeced unsuspecting citizens in land and related transactions.
The statement hailed Governor, Godwin Obaseki’s proscription of Community Development Association (CDA), noting that the land grabbers were unscrupulous elements who, “ dispossess people of their landed property, fomenting trouble that had scared investors from our state and discouraged many Edo sons and daughters, especially, in diaspora from investing in the state until recently.
Dismissing the alleged land grab accusations by the APC, Osagie further stated, “Where was Edo APC when the state government increased the minimum wage from N30,000 to N40,000 and harmonised the pay of pensioners in the state? Is the impact of this landmark initiative not felt by a lot more people in the state? Why didn’t they speak up at the time this feat was recorded?”
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State had accused the PDP government in the state led by Mr. Godwin Obaseki of allegedly been handicapped in checking land-grabbing activities among others, saying that, “Edo people know for a fact that the reason why Land grabbing is a major problem in the state is because the Obaseki government is the biggest culprit