The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Sunday, donated N40 million to flood victims in Edo State.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the floods displaced about 32,893 persons in Etsako Central, Etsako East and Esan Southeast Local Government Areas of Edo.
The former governor of Edo state and former party chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole on behalf of Tinubu, presented the money at the Internally Displaced Persons camp at Oghomere in Etsako Central Local Government Area.
Oshiomole stated that the money was to be shared amongst the three affected LGAs ccording to the level of damage caused, Etsako Central which is the worst hit is to get 20 million, Etsako East N12 million while Esan Southeast will get N8 million.
“Tinubu wanted to come by himself, but the helicopter he wanted to use had a problem and couldn’t come, but because of the urgency to help the flood victims, he said I should represent him.
“Etsako Central which has more than 19,061 persons affected has N20 million; Etsako East with 7,742 persons affected gets N12 million while Esan Southeast with more than 6,000 victims gets N8 million.”, he said.
Oshiomhole, who is contesting for the Edo North senate seat, used the avenue to campaign for himself and pledged Tinubu’s commitment to solving the flood problem.
He also added, “Tinubu said you should vote for him so as to be able to perpetually solve the problem of flood in the country.
“He said I should tell you people that he would build a dam that would be used to collect the water released from Lagdo Dam in Cameroon, if you vote for him.
“He also urged the people to vote for all APC candidates at the forthcoming elections so as to get more dividends of democracy.
“You people know what I did for you when I was the governor and I want you to also vote for me to go to the Senate and you will get more”.