Oshiomhole’s “Go and Die” Widow Shuns PDP’s N250,000 Largesse
The offer of two hundred and fifty thousand (N250,000) made by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to Mrs. Joy Ifijeh, the widow in Benin City whom Governor Adams Oshiomhole told to “go and die” has been turned by the widow.
The Edo state Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP had asked Mrs Ifijeh to come to its office to collect a sum of N250,000 after a video of Governor Oshiomhole went viral in the social media. Political observers believe the move by the PDP is an attempt to score cheap political point.
But the widow, who got a N2,000,000 cash compensation and an appointment into the Edo State Civil Service from Governor Oshiomhole after tendering an unreserved apology to her shunned the offer from the PDP.
Mrs Ifijeh who spoke shortly after collecting her letter of appointment at the office of the Secretary to the Edo State Government, explained that she shunned the N250, 000 offer because she does not want to be dragged into politics.
“I don’t want people to use me for politics”, Mers Ifijeh said, asking the PDP to give the money to other widows in need.
Mrs. Ifijeh said, “I did not receive any money from PDP. I am okay. They should use that money to help another widow. The PDP did not reach or invite me to the meeting. I will tell them thank you but will not collect it. I will tell them to give it to other widows.”
She promised to lead in the campaign against street trading and selling on walkways because she has learnt her lessons.
She, however, called for assistance in the bids to collect her late husband’s benefits from the police authorities.
Mrs. Ifijeh said her husband died last year shortly after graduating from an Inspectorate course, adding that all efforts to collect his benefit were not successful.
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