Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, on Tuesday accused his predecessor, Chief Lucky Igbinedion, of collecting N5billion for the dualisation of the Okada road which was never executed.
The governor said the new 8.5km Uhen-Olumoye road also in Ovia North East local government area of the state was a testimony to what a focus government can do.
Oshiomhole, who spoke while inaugurating the Uhen-Olumoye road, said the All Progress Congress (APC) would continue to deliver people-oriented projects to the people of Edo State.
He said the road was a reward to the people of the affected communities for putting their trust in him.
He told the people that the road project was part of the debt he paid back to appreciate the trust reposed in him by the people when they voted for him.
The governor promised that the five years black out being experienced by the people would be solved next week.
He said: “The only thing I want to reveal is that the man our party has chosen to continue from where I will stop, to start part two is not a stranger in governance.
“The day we held the state executive council meeting where we took the decision to construct this road, he was there in the meeting because he was the chairman of the economic team. So, there is nothing we do that he doesn’t know about. He knows where we want to go and where we are at the moment. He also knows what is remaining and he knows how to do what is remaining. That is why we say we want to consolidate on what we have done and we want to go to the next level.
“So, I want to promise you that Godwin Obaseki will even do better because he doesn’t have to learn the work again. After we have worked for eight years, I will withdraw and he will take over. I have no fear about that. And I promise you that APC will do more. Even if I am sleeping, I know that Obaseki will do well.”