Edo 2020: Ize-iyamu de­stroys his cam­paign with dec­la­ra­tion to fol­low Osh­iom­hole steps - PDP

Business Day (Nigeria) - - POLITICS & POLICY - JAMES KWEN, Abuja

The Peo­ple’s Demo­cratic Party Na­tional Cam­paign Coun­cil (PDPNCC) for Edo Gov­er­nor­ship Elec­tion said the dec­la­ra­tion by the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) Can­di­date, Osagie Ize-iyamu that he will fol­low the foot­print of the sacked APC Na­tional Chair­man, Adams Osh­iom­hole has de­stroyed his own cam­paign in his pipe dream of be­com­ing the gov­er­nor of Edo State. The Cam­paign Coun­cil as­serted that such com­ment is a di­rect in­sult to the sen­si­bil­i­ties of the peo­ple of Edo State, who suf­fered un­told de­pri­va­tion from the mas­sive trea­sury loot­ing, tram­pling of hu­man rights, dis­re­spect for tra­di­tional in­sti­tu­tion and sup­pres­sion of dis­sent­ing voices that char­ac­terised Osh­iom­hole’s eight-year rule as gov­er­nor of Edo State. Kola Olog­bondiyan, PDP Na­tional Pub­lic­ity Sec­re­tary and Sec­re­tary of Pub­lic­ity Sub­Com­mit­tee, PDP Na­tional Cam­paign Coun­cil for Edo Gov­er­nor­ship Elec­tion made this as­ser­tion at press con­fer­ence in Abuja on Mon­day. Olog­bondiyan said it was laugh­able that af­ter much or­ches­tra­tion, Ize- Iyamu has aban­doned his pla­gia­rised SIM­PLE Agenda, (which, in any case, he had no ca­pac­ity to ex­e­cute) to fol­low Osh­iom­hole’s de­testable “go and die” pol­icy and agenda of false­hood, trea­sury loot­ing, in­ject­ing of con­fu­sion and dis­re­gard for val­ues, wel­fare and sen­si­bil­i­ties of the peo­ple. Ac­cord­ing to him, Edo peo­ple al­ready un­der­stood Osh­iom­hole’s foot­print as the an­tics of a self-con­fessed liar, who has ad­mit­ted that he had no scru­ples spread­ing false­hood in the pub­lic to achieve selfish ob­jec­tives. He stated that Osh­iom­hole’s foot­print as the gov­er­nor of Edo State in­cludes in­tim­i­da­tion of wid­ows, al­leged sup­pres­sion of per­sonal free­dom of cit­i­zens, en­trench­ment of cor­rup­tion and un­bri­dled trea­sury loot­ing, for which the Edo peo­ple have been de­mand­ing his pros­e­cu­tion by the Eco­nomic and Fi­nan­cial Crimes Com­mis­sion (EFCC). The APC Spokesman said, that is the foot­print Ize-iyamu said he would be fol­low­ing; the style of an in­di­vid­ual who is al­ways as­so­ci­ated with en­gen­der­ing con­fu­sion, quar­rel­ing, disagreeme­nts and dis­unity. “Nige­ri­ans can re­call how Osh­iom­hole’s Na­tional Chair­man­ship of the APC de­stroyed the party as well as how his lead­er­ship of the Nige­ria Labour Congress (NLC) led to bit­ter disagreeme­nts and di­vi­sions in the labour front. “Our party’s na­tional cam­paign is how­ever not amazed that Ize-iyamu, hav­ing be­come over­bur­dened by rep­u­ta­tion is­sues, sur­ren­dered the APC can­di­dacy to an­other dis­cred­ited in­di­vid­ual, who was sus­pended by his kins­men at his ward and dis­grace­fully kicked out as the Na­tional Chair­man of his party. “Given this sad dec­la­ra­tion to con­tinue where Osh­iom­hole stopped, Ize-iyamu has shown to the peo­ple of Edo state and Nige­ri­ans in gen­eral that he has no cred­i­ble prin­ci­ples but only seeks to hi­jack gov­er­nance for selfish pur­poses. “With a char­ac­ter like Osh­iom­hole as the face of elec­tion cam­paign for Ize-iyamu, who had also been ex­posed by the former APC leader as a trea­sury looter, acid bather and per­son of ques­tion­able char­ac­ter, it is clear that men of good­will in Edo State have de­serted the APC and its can­di­date.

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