Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has claimed that Governor Godwin Obaseki donated only N100,000 to Adams Oshiomhole’s campaign in 2008.
Ize-Iyamu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate for the Edo State election holding on Saturday, stated this on Sunday during a debate organized by Channels Television.
Oshiomhole ruled Edo State from 2008 to 2016 and campaigned for Obaseki in 2016, when he contested against Ize-Iyamu, who was the then candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Obaseki in his statement claimed that Oshiomhole was broke as a former President of the Nigeria Labour Congress and couldn’t afford to sponsor his governorship campaign.
He further stated that he drew the blueprint used by the former Governor during his tenure, hence the reason the former governor could trust him to continue implementing the plan for the state.
“I put together plans for his administration and for eight years, I worked pro bono to make him succeed,” Obaseki said.
Reacting, the APC candidate stated that the Edo governor lacked the resources to sponsor Oshiomhole.
“When I heard that he claimed that he raised the money, I laughed. And the first time I saw Oshiomhole after a long time, I asked him. The reality is that the money Governor Obaseki brought for Oshiomhole’s election, his own contribution was N100,000,” Ize-Iyamu said.
“We know how we raised money for Comrade Adams Oshiomhole’s election. So, I’m surprised that in public like this, we can continue with a lie that was meant to dress you up for political acceptability.”
Source: Naija News