- Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the APC governorship candidate for Edo state faults Governor Obaseki’s campaign slogan
- The APC governorship candidate alleged that Obaseki’s campaign slogan is a replica of Donald Trump’s 'make America great again' mantra
- Osagie Ize-Iyamu said the plagiarism exposes the failure of the governor’s administration
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Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state has accused Governor Godwin Obaseki of plagiarising the campaign slogan of US president, Donald Trump.'
Ize-Iyamu in a statement on Tuesday, August 4, through the Edo APC media campaign council alleged that Obaseki’s campaign slogan, 'Make Edo Great Again (MEGA)' was a replica of Donald Trump’s Make America Great Again mantra, The Nation reported.
The governorship candidate said Obaseki’s slogan is brazen daylight plagiarism which shows that his campaign lacks originality and foresight.
He said Obaseki’s failure to make Edo great again exposes the failure of the governor’s administration.
Meanwhile, a group, Edo Youths for Progress, have vowed to resist ploys to subvert the will of the majority of Edo people, relying on brute force, violence and intimidation in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
The youth, drawn from the 18 local government areas of the state, said they are willing and ready to defend their votes, whilst ensuring that an unpopular candidate is not foisted on Edo people.
Speaking to journalists in Benin city, secretary of the group, Osahon Isibor, called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the police and other security agencies to ensure the conduct of a free, fair and credible election in Edo state on Saturday, September 19.
In another report, the special adviser to the Edo state governor on media and communication strategy, Crusoe Osagie, has dismissed as inconsequential, the recent defection of a few political appointees and other members of the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led government to the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a statement sent to journalists on Monday, August 3, Osagie said the defection is easily traced to the monetised campaign of the opposition.
He alleged that the APC is “buying the souls of persons within government to boost the morale of their ebbing supporters.”
Similarly, the leadership of the Obaseki/Shaibu Movement (OSM) has described the purported resignation of Patrick Okoudoh Iyoha, as the state director-general of the group, as false.
According to the group, the move is baseless and a ploy to fraudulently obtain money from the APC and its candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
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