Edo PDP petitions ICPC ovePDP Edo State has petitioned the Independent Corrupt Practices and Related Offences Commission ICPC to urgently investigate the alleged conversion of Edo State Government vehicles to private property by a Former Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Chief Elizabeth Ativie.
Best Mbiere reports that the State PDP Chairman, Chief Dan Orbih disclosed the move by the party while addressing news men in Benin City.
PDP Chairman, Edo State, Chief Dan Orbih said the party deemed it necessary to inform members of the public on its decision to ensure that the official vehicles given to the former speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Chief Elizabeth Ativie by the former governor of the state, Comrade Adams Oshiomole are restricted by the security agent.
Chief Orbih said the party believes that it was wrong for the former speaker who swore to an oath to protect and preserve the integrity and well-being of Edo people as a legislator, could act against her own oath of office, by accepting government official vehicles as gifts to pave way for peace security and well-being of Edo people, by religuishing her position as speaker to another member of the house.
Chief Orbih who explained that the party through its lawyer Barrister Ehiogie West-Idhosa has petitioned the ICPC, said if the commission fails within seven days to carry out proper investigation, the party will apply to a competent court of law for the issuance of an order of mandamus to compel the ICPC to arrest, Investigate and commence criminal prosecution of those involved in the case.
Reacting in a telephone interview, the legal adviser to Chief Elizabeth Ativie, Barrister Olayiwola Afolabi said PDP engage in chasing shadows as according to him his clients has not erred as the vehicles were given to her by the former governor as her entitlement.
It was gathered that the petition was submitted to the ICPC on 24th of August 2017.r alleged conversion of govt. vehicles to private property