The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu not to be carried away for emerging as the All Progressives Congress, APC Candidate for the Edo State governorship election, stressing that Edo people have lost confidence in his party.
The PDP spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, said APC has “turned the party into a butt of street joke as well as a new metaphor for disdain for the people”.
He said that Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, is not a match for any of its aspirants for the State governorship election.
The PDP claimed that Ize-Iyamu emerged as a Candidate through the crudest governorship election primary ever, in the history of Nigeria.
According to him, the ruling party Edo State maintained that failure awaits APC during the upcoming governorship election in Edo State.
Olagbodinyan said: “Already, on the streets of Edo state, Ize-Iyamu has become the new lexicon for APC’s crude attempt to suppress and lord it over the people of Edo State.
“From all indications, only failure awaits the APC in the September election. This is because, going by the figures announced from the direct primary, which the APC conducted to produce Ize-Iyamu, it is clear that the totality of the members of the APC in Edo is far below 40,000, in a state where the membership and support base of the PDP soar well above three million”.
On Friday last week, the incumbent Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki decamped into PDP, days after him and his deputy, Mr Philip Shaibu formerly announced their resignation from the All Progressives Congress after a protracted political battle with his predecessor and the national Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole.
The Governor had been disqualified by Mr Jonathan Ayuba led APC screening panel for Edo Governorship election over what it termed discrepancies in the documents to the panel.