The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has launched a scanty attack on Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, APC’s All Progressive Congress nominee for governorship.
Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP ‘s National Publicity Director, said Ize-Iyamu lacks the consistency to become Edo State Governor, even with the support of his “godfather,” Adams Oshiomhole, who is APC’s suspended National President.
Ologbondiyan has insisted that Edo State citizens have said that they would not vote for Ize-Iyamu.
In a statement the spokesman for the PDP recalled how Oshiomhole once said that Ize-Iyamu lacked the character to become the state governor.
According to Ologbondiyan: “In addition, Ize-Iyamu’s godfather, Adams Oshiomhole, had openly told the people of the Edo state that he is not fit to occupy the Edo state governor’s office for reasons that he had also put in public space.
“According to Oshiomhole, Ize-Iyamu is only suitable for political” night meetings “and not to hold the state’s highest office, where he is
“Edo people can also remember how Oshiomhole swore before God and man that people with Ize-Iyamu’s character traits should not be allowed anywhere near a governmental office like a governor’s.
“It is therefore nauseating that having degraded Ize-Iyamu across Edo state and beyond, the APC, in their arrogance and disrespect for the leaders and the people Edo, want to foist such an individual on the
state through a shambolic primary election.
“Given the crisis that has destroyed the APC to its tatters, it is difficult to assert that Ize-Iyamu will be their eventual candidate.”
Ize-Iyamu emerged as APC governorship candidate after his victory at the party ‘s primary election yesterday.
He had polled a total of 27, 838 votes to beat his nearest rival, Odubu.
The third aspirant, Osaro Obazee, had earlier withdrawn from the race though.
Remember the party had screened out the outgoing governor, Godwin Obaseki, to pave the way for Ize-Iyamu ‘s primary election victory.
The governor has defected to the PDP following Obaseki’s disqualification.