As the September 2020, Edo State Governorship election draws nearer, the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has stated that the All Progressives Congress, APC, Candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, cannot be accepted by the people of the State, after all the past allegations made against him,
Governor Wike, who is the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Edo State Governorship Campaign Council, said this during an interview in the State.
According to a statement on Friday, signed by the Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, the sacked National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, had explicitly exposed the true identity of the Edo State APC Governorship Candidate.
Nsirim, quoting Governor Wike, added that it was an insult to the people of Edo State, for Oshiomwhole to to reverse his earlier position on Pastor Ize-Iyamu, and ask Edo electorates to now accept such a man.
His words: “Adams Oshiomhole told Edo people that Ize-Iyamu was rusticated from School, that he poured acid on a fellow Student, that destroyed his manhood. That he is an armed robber, that cannot be trusted with money, such a character cannot be accepted by Edo people as Governor during the election.
“I respect the Benin tradition, and I know that Edo people are educated to know that Oshiomhole cannot play on their intelligence, if he is now retracting what he said of Ize-Iyamu, who is sure that he is saying the correct thing now.
“Adams Oshiomhole’s sudden u-turn is a great insult on Edo people. This is an opportunity for Edo people both at home and in the diaspora, to use their votes to tell Oshiomole that they cannot take his lies anymore.”
Governor Wike stated that the APC Candidate has nothing to offer the people of the State, except promises, alleging that the APC is planning to rig their way during the elections.
“Sadly, Pastor Ize-Iyamu and his party have nothing to offer Edo people, except the empty promises, which even Oshiomhole has dismissed, by telling the world that Ize-Iyamu lies too much.”