Mrs. Joy Ifijeh, the widow who was abused by the Governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole, said she ignored the offer of N250,000 by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because she was satisfied with the apology, job offer and N2m by the Governor.
‘Go and die’ widow, as she is often
called on social media, further noted that she was not ready to be used as a pawn by the PDP on the chessboard of politics, advising the party to give the said money to another widow instead.
Mrs. Ifijeh disclosed this during the presentation of her letter of appointment into the Edo State War Against Indiscipline at the Government House in Benin City, December 3, 2013.
“I want to thank Oshiomhole sincerely for this appointment and I wish to state that I have forgiven him from the bottom of my heart. And for the money promised me by PDP let them give it to other widows. I do not need the money,” Mrs. Ifijeh said.
She described the governor’s gesture as humane and promised to support the government policies and programmes in the state.
Mr. Kassim Afegbua, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Strategy, said during the presentation of the appointment letter that this gesture was in fulfilment of Comrade Oshiomhole’s promise to offer the widow employment into the service of the Government.
The Adviser added the appointment was effective from 3rd December. 2013, stressed that she would be expected to resume conform to the ethics of her position