I don’t need short-cut to sustain my position – Oshiomhole

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The Chairman of the All Progressive Congress APC, Adams Oshiomhole has denied accusations of perpetuating himself as the new godfather of Edo politics, even as he challenged his accusers to come up with proofs

Oshiomhole stated this while fielding questions from State House Correspondents after leading some APC members to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja
Speaking on the latest crises rocking the party over the choice of Party candidate in the November 16 governorship election, absolved himself of any blame, but urged contenders to apply the principles of the rule of law.

“What is the evidence? It’s all about accusation. They have to give you the particulars of that godfatherism. What’s the evidence? I am a democrat. That I accept the credit, not only that, I fought godfatherism”

Oshiomhole boasted that he did not only destroyed the concept of godfathers in Edo politics but also “launched the one man one vote campaign to fight against election rigging anywhere in Nigeria and by the special grace of God under PDP with Anenih alive, and at his best, I won all the 18 local government areas and I won 95 percent of the total votes cast in my second term election.

“So, Edo people know me and I know them. I don’t need short-cut to sustain my position in the system. But you know that there is nobody in Nigeria who is not open to accusations. The important thing is that he who accuses should give you proofs “

The former Edo State Governor also condemned the use of few members of the State House of Assembly to elect leadership of the House, without the consent of majority of the members

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Poor funding,dearth of equipment militate against reducing medical tourism- UBTH CMD

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The authorities of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) on Monday attributed the inability of the hospital to stem the tide of medical tourism in the country to lack of financial resources and equipment.

Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the teaching hospital, Darlington Obaseki, said this at a press briefing to reel out activities lined up for the institution’s Inaugural Founders’ Day celebration with the theme, “Stymieing outward medical tourism in Nigeria: The responsibility and opportunity before teaching hospitals”.

The lecture is to be delivered by Peter Ozua, a UK-based consultant in pathology, and the first president of the UK alumni association of University of Benin graduates.

Obaseki, who said the occasion would be used to launch an endowment for the hospital, noted that the institution was blessed with world-class medical professionals that could compete favourably with their colleagues in the developed world.

“The main objective of the founding fathers of the hospital was to attract other people to come from other countries and regions to seek medical care. But to that extent we are not ashamed to say we have not been able to do that. We have not been able to attract patients from other country to seek medical attention in the hospital.

“Most people go outside the country to access healthcare that we should ordinary be providing. The reason was not because of lack of manpower. We have personnel that have been trained outside the country to do open-heart surgery.

We also have neurologists to do renal transplant, among others. We have the skilled manpower that we need but the challenge is the lack of fund and equipment. That is what is resulting to this endowment.

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