Edo 2016: PDP Senator, Edo citizens, others declare Ize-Iyamu not fit for purpose
Rather than bolster, the candidacy of the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu came crashing yesterday when a PDP Senator, Daisy Ehanire Danjuma declared Ize-Iyamu not fit for purpose – Governor of Edo State saying, she would arrive Benin City on Thursday to mobilize against his candidacy.
Besides, angry reactions came in torrents yesterday over statements credited to the PDP candidate in some national newspapers saying, “We want to acknowledge the fact that we are proud of our relationship with the universally acclaimed entrepreneur and philanthropist per excellence, Chief Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion, the Esama of Benin.
The statement added that, “We are proud to say that this rare personage, whose table hosts kings and heads of nations all year round is a leader of the PDP. We hope to take advantage of his rare connections to advance the development of Edo State.”
According to Mr. Aloysius Aimiuwo, “What an unfortunate statement. The man you talk about has been at logger heads with the Oba of Benin before you were born. A man with questionable character and who enriched himself from government treasury. I said it before and will say it again that if Edo people vote Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, they have entered one chance”.
Aimiuwo a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress from Edo Central Senatorial district said, “During the campaign for the second tenure of Lucky Igbinedion, his father – Esama told us if a child fails a class the child should be allowed to repeats the class – what a dumb argument that we should vote him again so he can improve on his previous performance. We stupidly voted him again, only for him to perform even worse than the first tenure”.
But, Prince Sunday Igbineweka said he was miffed by the statement from the PDP and from Lucky Igbinedion during Esama of Benin birthday as to say, “the Igbinedion family would produce the next governor of the state and such is from their political family in the person of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. This is not only unfortunate and an insult on the entire Benin nation but Edo state at large.
Prince Igbineweka said, “I had thought it was a lie but Lucky has not only refused to deny the statement but hyped it. Edo people cannot take this insult, on the day of election, the reaction of all they have wrath in the state will be treated by voting them perpetually out of government and corridors of power”.
“I am going to my state on Thursday to moblize for the next governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki”, Senator Daisy Ehanire Danjuma said in a tweet.
The PDP Senator from Edo South Senatorial District said, “Some might see this as anti-party, to me its all about credibility and the man with a better vision for my state.
“I sincerely cant decipher why Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu wants to be governor after playing a leading role in Lucky Igbinedion’s government that brought Edo to its knees. Most PDP governors are not in support of his candidacy – he knows he cant win Godwin Obaseki in a free and fair contest.
“I was in Texas when I told the leadership of my party to consider Solomon Edebiri as he is without stain like Godwin Obaseki, they decided to give the ticket to Ize-Iyamu whose antecedents is nothing to write home about”.
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