‘Why Edo gov doesn’t campaign with Ighodalo’

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress has attributed the reason why Governor Godwin Obaseki doesn’t campaign with the Candidate of Peoples Democratic party for September 21 Edo State governorship election, Mr Asue Ighodalo to lack of performance in office.

Ize-Iyamu who made the allegation when he featured Channels Television Sunrise programme on Monday June 17, said the disillusion in Obaseki’s administration is the reason why most people want to join Senator Monday Okpebholo/campaign Council and be part of history ahead of APC victory that awaits APC at the poll.

Ize-Iyamu said, “Obaseki is my senior brother. I give him great respect, but the reality is that he has not done well. That is why everywhere Ighodalo goes for campaign, he (Ighodalo) does not go with him (Obaseki) to go with him. You won’t understand”.

According to him, “You will recall what Obaseki did to Adams Oshiomhole. He (Obaseki) tried to ban him from his own State. A man who rode on his back to become a Governor.

“Oshiomhole is not a fool. He (Oshiomhole) knows those who are his friends. Winning Edo State is a top priority and the interest of Edo people”, he said.

The former Secretary to Edo State Government also stated that he is not interested in the outspokenness of the APC governorship Candidate in the election, but his record of performance.

He noted that electorate are in a hurry to change government of the ruling Peoples Democratic party in the State in the forthcoming election.

The former APC and one time PDP governorship aspirant explained that Senator Okpebholo and his running mate, Hon. Dennis Idahosa unlike the PDP Candidate, Mr Asue Ighodalo and his counterpart in Labour Party, Mr Olumide Osaigbovo Akpata who is his brother, will get the support of youths because of their ages.

He further assured that the party is making effort to resolve the internal crisis that led to the exit of some prominent members of the political party.

Continuing, Ize-Iyamu said, “Our people are not happy. A lot of money has come to the State since the past eight years. But, there is only a little to show for it.
“We (Edo) is the most indebted State in the South South. And all we hear is MoU, which has not translate to any serious development.

“We have had a Governor who has being talking, without performance. I am not interested in how well he (Okpebholo) speaks. What is more important to us is that Okpebholo means well for Edo people”, Ize-Iyamu said.

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