The PDP presidential flag bearer said he plans to devolve more powers to the states and local governments.
Governor Godwin Obaseki says the Edo government spent $150 million on flood control and erosion management in different locations.
The rescued persons include a 65-year-old man, a nursing mother and her baby, a 6-year-old girl and her two siblings – aged two and five.
Mr Obi and the Labour Party eventually held their rally at another venue in the state capital on Friday with a mammoth crowd thronging the venue.
The state-owned Kara Abattoir has been described as an eyesore.
The appointments, according to the statement, are with immediate effect.
“We can categorically say, without any iota of fear of contradiction, that Edo government is owing councils.”
The spare parts traders vowed to sustain the protest until relevant government agencies addressed their plight.
Meanwhile, the parliament deferred the consideration of the bill for a law to repeal the Edo State Development and Property Agency Law 2018.
The harshest criticism must be reserved for the presidential candidate whose arrogance has complicated the party’s problems and damaged its momentum.