The Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu Campaign Organisation said on Sunday that Edo people had developed beyond the level of winning elections through any means of financial inducement, saying the electorate are ready to reject and punish the ‘’pseudo Comrade’’, Adams Oshiomhole, and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) on September 10 for subjecting them to untold hardship in the past seven and a half years.
The campaign organisation also stated that it is malicious and spiteful to blame Ize-Iyamu for whatever might have been the mistakes of the past administrations, including that of Oshiomhole.
In a press statement issued by the Media Unit of the campaign, it said that Oshiomhole and APC, by their actions, are waging an unnecessary war against the people of Edo.
According to the campaign office, it is ‘’ungodly and inhuman’’ for the out-going governor to have allegedly induced some selected innocent women for the purpose of election, when pensioners and local government workers have not been paid 10 to 15 months’ salaries.
Oshiomhole recently donated N120 million to some selected market women at the Dr. Osaigbovo Ogbemudia Staduim, Benin-City, thanking them for supporting his administration and added that the APC governorship candidate, Godwin Obaseki would do more if elected.
According to the statement, ‘’The good people of Edo have made up their minds to take their destiny in their own hands by sensibly picking the best candidate that can move the state beyond where it is now; and that candidate is Pastor Ize-Iyamu.
‘’The people remain strong and focused in the on-going efforts to bring about a new State that will deliver socio-economic, healthcare, employment, skill acquisitions and other deliverable services to the people. And there is no better prepared candidate for the position in any of the political parties than Pastor Ize-Iyamu.’’
The campaign organisation also stated that the swelling popularity of the PDP candidate and the determination of the people to vote out the APC are already making Oshiomhole and his candidate, Obaseki, panicky.
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