The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has stated that Adams Oshimhole’s ‘political son’, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu is not fit to compete with their candidate in the Edo State governorship race.
According to Nigeria’s opposition party, PDP, Iyamu will not emerge as Edo state governor under the umbrella of the All Progressives Congress, APC even with the backing of his godfather.
Naija News reported earlier that Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has been elected as the governorship flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State for the September 19, 2020 guber election.
However, PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan has said that the flagbearer is not fit for the position even with the use of godfatherism.
Ologbondiyan noted that Oshiomhole who was recently suspended as the National Chairman of APC has once stated that Iyamu is not capable to become a governor in Edo State. He added that residents in the state have also said they won’t vote for the candidate.
He said, “Moreover, the people of Edo state had been openly told by Ize-Iyamu’s godfather, Adams Oshiomhole, that he is not fit to occupy the office of the governor of Edo state for reasons he had also put in public space.
“According to Oshiomhole, Ize-Iyamu is only good for political “night meetings” and not to occupy the highest office in the state, where he will fail,” Ologbondiyan noted.
“Edo people can also recall how Oshiomhole swore before God and man that people with the character traits of Ize-Iyamu should not be allowed anywhere near a public office like that of a governor. It is therefore nauseating that having degraded Ize-Iyamu across Edo state and beyond, the APC, in their arrogance and disrespect for the leaders and the people Edo, want to foist such an individual on the state through a shambolic primary election.
He added, “Given the crisis that has destroyed the APC to its tatters, it is difficult to assert that Ize-Iyamu will be their eventual candidate.”
Meanwhile, Ize-Iyamu in a statement released earlier through the Director of Communication and Media of his Campaign Organisation, John Mayaki, has described Governor Godwin Obaseki as an alarmist.