The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged the APC candidate in the Edo state governorship election to defend himself against comments made about his person by the ousted National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
PDP’s challenge is predicated on what it described as the defeatist statement credited to Ize-Iyamu, allegedly being mortally devastated by negative commentaries on him by Oshiomhole, but is now claiming that the former governor also made some fair remarks about him.
The party questioned Ize – Iyamu’s credibility for seeking the votes of Edo state people after he has been run down by his sponsor.
“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 drop-out, 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.
“Furthermore, 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.
“Our party notes that Ize-Iyamu is not pursuing any defamation case to disprove the former governor. Instead, he is claiming that Oshiomhole also made certain fair comments on him,” the party said in a statement Sunday by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan.
The PDP therefore, challenged Ize- Iyamu to make such positive comments by Oshiomhole about him public.
Moreover, it asked Ize-Iyamu to note that “while he is seeking an unattainable cleansing in political purgatory, the people of Edo state have moved 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.”