The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate in the governorship election in Edo state, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has stated that the outgoing governor, Adams Oshiomhole was acting as if he was the candidate running for election.
In a statement yesterday formally congratulating Mr. Godwin Obaseki on his emergence as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ize-Iyamu wondered if the inability of his APC rival to speak for himself is not a sign of things to come.
While stressing that he looked forward to an issue based campaign with Obaseki, the PDP flagbearer asked Oshiomhole to allow Obaseki speak up for himself, noting that “a week after Godwin Obaseki emerged as the candidate of the APC, it is interesting to note however that the outgoing governor, Adams Oshiomhole, still speaks as though he is the candidate running for elections.
“Is Godwin Obaseki not a grown man? Why can’t he begin to speak for himself or is this a sign of things to come?” he asked.
Ize-Iyamu continued, “We also note with interest, Oshiomole’s allusion to the EFCC as a tool to harass the PDP flag-bearer, OsagieIze-Iyamu. Is Adams Oshiomole a staff of the EFCC or is the EFCC an extension of his office? The EFCC will do well to assert their independence as an anti-corruption agency by disowning Oshiomole’s statements.
“We believe with the recent revelation by the House of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions, that the EFCC has more work to do in the investigation of Oshiomhole’s puppet, Godwin Obaseki.”