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Give Account of Your Stewardship – Whistleblower To Obaseki

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Edo: How Obaseki, Dep. Gov. Shaibu Clashed Over Campaign FundsA group, George Uboh Whistleblowers Network, has called on Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State to give account of his four years in office.

The group made this known in a letter to Governor Obaseki dated September 14, 2020 and signed by its chairman, George Uboh.

The Whistleblower said if it had requested the anti-graft body and number two citizen of the country to tender their stewardship, Obaseki should promptly respond to its call.

The group, which raised allegations on public spending by the governor, said rendering account is in the spirit of electioneering period.

George Uboh Whistleblowers Network asked the Edo governor to shed light on the financial transactions by his government, including payments for contracts, salaries, Value Added Tax and transfers running to billions of Naira.

The group said explanations would be needed for alleged transfers to banks, ministries, departments and agencies, contractors.

Uboh said: “Although we found suspicious transactions in multiple years, however, the suspicious transactions became rampant and egregious in 2019, hence, our conclusion that Obaseki needs to explain whether or not he misused funds in preparation for the election.”