Trouble Ahead As Edo Agriprenuer Farmers Protest, Set To Mobilize Voters Against Obaseki.

Trouble Ahead As Edo Agriprenuer Farmers Protest, Set To Mobilize Voters Against Obaseki

Obaseki seems to be swimming in troubled waters as Edo Agriprenuer farmers have vowed to punish Obaseki with the mobilization of voters against his second term bid.

The aggrieved farmers claim Obaseki’s Agriprenuer Programme is a complete charade.

On July 9th a meeting with the farmers was called by the SA on Agriculture to Obaseki, Prince Joe Okojie on ways to douse the tensed farmers by the State Government.

The Meeting ended in an embarrassing protest as the farmers refused all entreaties to be placated.

They claim that the State Government never intended to have any genuine programme with farmers in the State.

They frowned at the continuous use of their Bank accounts in perpetuating the fraudulent acts, saying for the past three farming season the government has not given them a penny.

The Special Adviser to the Governor, Prince Okojie was almost mobbed by the irate farmers who promised to mobilize their friends, families and associates against Obaseki.

A cross-section of the farmers, who spoke to journalists, said the programme by the state government was a complete sham.

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“Obaseki has refused to play his counterpart role by engaging us with the loan secured from the CBN and the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending Plc (NIRSAL),

No single farmer has benefited from this programme only for we to hear a recent announcement that Obaseki has empowered 50,000 farmers, this erroneous statement is only meant to deceive the populace and drum up support for his second term bid.

There has been no single beneficiary from the so-called CBN loan.

We have decided to pay back the Governor in his own coin by mobilizing our family, friends and associates against his reelection.

Integrity and transparency should be our guidelines in electing the next state executive Governor, these qualities Obaseki lack.

We shall mobilize not less than 50,000 voters against Obaseki.”

The meeting itself witnessed lots of drama as the protesters were chanting and singing “Ole Ole Oleeee, Oleee Oleee” throughout the supposed consultation.

Obaseki seems to be enmeshed in so many messy deals that may threaten his second term bid.

Recall the state government last week claimed no fewer than 50,000 farmers have benefited from the Agripreneur loan so far.

Osigwe Omo-Ikirodah writes in from Benin City.

Source iReporteronline.



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