Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City
A member of the Edo State House of Assembly, Mr Crosby Eribo has described as untrue and laughable claims by the factional candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu that they made Adams Oshiomhole governor of the state.
Ize-Iyamu, while flagging off his campaign in Edo North last weekend, had boasted that he made it possible for Oshiomhole to become governor in 2008 and 2012.
But challenging Ize-Iyamu to tell Edo people what “chased him out of APC if he claims he is that powerful”, Eribo said Ize-Iyamu “is too small to compare himself with Oshiomhole who has seen it all both as a labour leader, an activist and governor”.
According to him, “All of us were in PDP then when Governor Lucky Igbinedion was governor, Ize Iyamu was just like Personal Assistant to Lucky so how can a PA make a labour leader, governor. Oshiomhole came to Edo state as a popular labour leader who everybody respects in this country. And when he came he had to consult to know which political party he will use its platform to run for election.
“He was the beautiful bride then that every political party wanted to associate with including the then ruling PDP. I was three time local government chairman and people like Ize-Iyamu are even too small to talk then not to talk of bringing Oshiomhole. Every Edo indigene celebrated the fact that Oshiomhole agreed to run for governorship and as expected everybody wanted to associate with him.
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