BY GRACE ANYANWU, ABUJA – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Edo State Governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, to present any positive comment made on him by the erstwhile National Chairman of his party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
The Party said that its challenge is predicated on the defeatist statement credited to Ize-Iyamu who, being mortally devastated by myriads of negative public commentaries on him by Oshiomhole, is now claiming that the former governor also made some fair remarks about him.
A statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, said that it is already in the public domain that Oshiomhole, in his official capacity as governor of Edo state, declared and even swore before God and man that Ize-Iyamu is an impostor, a fake pastor, rusticated student, a career dropout, acid bath assailant, liar, treasury looter; an incompetent and questionable character, who is only good for night meetings and not fit to be the governor of Edo state, among other damaging testimonials.
The PDP noted that Ize-Iyamu’s claims, that Oshiomhole did not speak from his heart when he went public on him, is completely defeatist as the former governor repeatedly stated that he bore full responsibility for the statements he made against the APC candidate.
The Party noted that Ize-Iyamu is not pursuing any defamation case to disprove the former governor, adding that instead, he is claiming that Oshiomhole also made certain fair comments on him.
The statement then said; “The PDP hereby challenges Ize Iyamu to make such positive comments by Oshiomhole public.
“Moreover, Ize-Iyamu must note that while he is seeking an unattainable cleansing in political purgatory, the people of Edo state have move on in their irrevocable decision to continue to develop their state under the leadership of Governor Godwin Obaseki and nothing, not even the lies, propaganda, vindictiveness and selfish interests of APC and its leaders can change the course of victory for Governor Obaseki in the September election”.