Edo 2024: Next governor will inherit N325bn debt from Obaseki – Afegbua

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Kassim Afegbua, one of the All Progressives Congress, APC governorship aspirants in Edo State, has claimed that the next governor of the state will inherit N325 billion debt from Godwin Obaseki’s administration.

Afegbua, a former Commissioner for Information and Orientation in the state, stated this while speaking with journalists in Abuja on Friday.

He claimed that if elected governor of the state during the September 21 poll, he would turn the fortunes of the state around for the people.

Accusing the governor of plunging the state into debt, Afebua lamented that Edo has been in the news for “wrong reasons.”

He said, “For me, anybody who is taking over from the governor of Edo State with 325 billion as our debts will have a huge task on our hands. So, we must put our thinking cap on and think outside the box, which can generate ideas.

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“We must keep the conversation around governance going to ensure that we are able to do that which will help our people to advance their collective interests.”

The APC aspirant said he would beg the federal government if the situation demanded fixing the bad road from Auchi to Benin.

According to him, it would not be out of place to plead with the federal government to get a special grant to construct the road from Auchi to Edo State capital.

He said: “For God sake, Edo State is in the news for the wrong reason; there is huge infrastructural decay. Address them; instead, you go and put a sign board and say this is federal government roads. What about the ones that are state roads, have you done anything to warrant applause from the people?”

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