- APC's candidate for the Edo election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, says Governor Obaseki betrayed the people of the state
- Ize-Iyamu made the declaration on Monday, September 7, during his ward-to-ward campaign
- According to Ize-Iyamu, Obaseki doesn't deserve a second term in office as he has missed his chances
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With just weeks to the highly anticipated Edo state governorship election, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has said Governor Godwin Obaseki betrayed his people.
According to Premium Times, Ize-Iyamu disclosed this on Monday, September 7, during his ward-to-ward campaign at Ogwa, Esan West and Amahor, Igueben local government areas of Edo state.
The APC guber candidate went on to note that Obaseki toyed with the chances for another term in office after he failed to keep to his electoral promises and betrayed the trust of Edo people.
He said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate who could not give an account of his stewardship to the people, decided to defect to a party where he believed he would not be held accountable.
While urging the electorate to vote for APC, Ize-Iyamu stated that Obaseki for four years did nothing for the people of Edo state.
He added that the incumbent governor doesn't deserve a second term because he will not work for the people.
Recall that the APC candidate for the Edo state governorship election declared that nothing would make him lose the poll.
Ize-Iyamu said that his victory at the poll is not negotiable, adding that the people of the state would decide who to govern them on Saturday, September 19.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Edo state governor said part of the reasons his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole, is against his reelection bid is his reversal of the sale of Edaiken Market.
According to him, the ex-governor and former national chairman of the APC had sold the market to his friends.
The governor noted that the battle over who wins the forthcoming election is between him and Oshiomhole, and not the flagbearer of the APC.
This was disclosed during the governorship election campaign in wards 8 and 10, Egor local government area of the state.
In another report, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) expressed concern over comments made by politicians that could stir violence and diminish the Edo and Ondo states governorship elections.
Rotimi Oyekanmi, INEC's chief press secretary, said the commission is deeply concerned as there have been loud drumbeats of accusations and counter-accusations coming from political actors.
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