APC, PDP CLASH OVER EDO HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME
The decision of the administration of Governor GODWIN OBASEKI of EDO State to make it mandatory for residents and organisations to key into the state’s health insurance scheme, is not going down well with the main opposition political party in the state, the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The Assistant Publicity Secretary of APC in Edinburgh State, VICTOR OSEHOB has accused OBASEKIi’s government of insincerity in the health insurance scheme launched on October 31, 2019.
The scheme was launched following the bill for a law, earlier passed by members of the House of Assembly and assented to by Governor OBASEKI.
The Editing chapter of the APC in Thursday in Benin declared that it had gone through the copy of the law and could not find any section that gave the state governor or Edo State Government power to make it compulsory for residents and organisations to key into the scheme.
“Perhaps, OBASEKI’s administration has forgotten about the law and has now resorted to self-help. Edo people are aware of the many failed promises of OBASEKI’s government.”
In a swift reaction however, the PDP through its State Publicity Secretary, CHRIS NEHIKHARE said opposition politics required intelligence, tact and not lies and deception
He said: “APC’s attack on Edo State Government’s decision to make the possession of a health insurance card mandatory can best be described as infantile, shortsighted and anti-people.
“Health care is a critical service that undergirds the survival of any society, contributing significantly to the living standard of the people.”, the PDP argued.