Ize-Iyamu: It's Malicious To Blame Me For Mistakes of Past Administrations

Source: pointblanknews.com

The Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu Campaign Organisation said Sunday that Edo

people had developed beyond the level of winning elections through any

means of financial inducement, saying the electorate are ready to reject

and punish the ''Pseudo Comrade'', Adams Oshiomhole, and his party, the

All People Congress (APC) on September 10 for subjecting them to untold

hardship in the past seven and a half years.
The campaign organisation also stated that it is malicious and spiteful to

blame Ize-Iyamu for whatever might have been the mistake of the past

administrations, including that of Oshimhole.
In a press statement issued by the Media Unit of the campaign, it said that

Oshiomhole and APC by their actions, are waging unnecessary war against

the people of Edo, adding that it is ''ungodly and inhuman'' for the

out-going governor to have recently induced some selected innocent women

with N120 million —- for the purpose of election, when pensioners and

local government workers have not been paid 10 to 15 months salaries.

Governor Oshiomhole recently donated N120 million to some selected market

women at the Dr. Osaigbovo Ogbemudia Staduim, Benin-City, thanking them

for supporting his administration and added that the APC governorship

candidate, Godwin Obaseki would do more if elected.

According to the statement, ''The good people of Edo have made up their

minds to take their destiny in their own hands by sensibly picking the

best candidate that can move the state beyond where it is now; and that

candidate is Pastor Ize-Iyamu.
''The people remain strong and focused in the on-going efforts to bring

about a new State that will deliver socio-economic, healthcare,

employment, skill acquisitions and other deliverable services to the

people. And there is no better prepared candidate for the position in any

of the political parties than Pastor Ize-Iyamu.''
The campaign organisation also stated that the swelling popularity of the

PDP candidate and the determination of the people to vote out the APC are

already making Oshiomhole and his puppet's candidate, Obaseki panicky.

The campaign organisation said it is too late in the day for APC to trick

the Edo people, who have made up their minds, advising the party, the

out-going governor and his stooge, Obaseki, to explain to the people how

they hugely depleted the state treasury in the past seven and a half years

for their self-aggrandisements, rather than blaming Pastor Ize-Iyamu for

their woes and afflictions.
According to the statement, ''For all that we have heard, we are yet to be

persuaded by Oshiomhole/APC's weak argument and misinformation that there

is a better prepared candidate for the Edo State governorship position in

any of the political parties than Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

''Having served in the past as Chief of Staff to the Edo State government

and later the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ize-Iyamu had

piloted the engine of governance and would therefore need no induction

course to swing into action from day one, just as no one can bamboozle him

to derail governance as can be done to a typical green horn, like Godwin

''Perhaps, the most popular criticism is that Pastor Ize Iyamu served in

Chief Lucky Igbinedion former administration —- a government in which

all the critics themselves served or garnered immense advantage.

''And we ask: is it rational for instance, for us to blame the current

Chief of Staff, Mr. Patrick Obahiagbon and the SSG, Professor Julius

Ihionvare, for the financial bleeding of the state in the past seven and a

half years? Surely no.''
The statement added that apart from occasional outbursts, which many people

refused to understand, no one has so far refuted the story that it was the

same so-called ''discredited government'' that brought and financed

Oshiomhole's election in 2007.
The statement added: ''In any case, the same Ize-Iyamu whom Oshiomhole is

abusing today was the Director-General of his campaign organization during

the last election. Is it a case of he is good when working for Oshiomhole

and bad for having worked for Igbinedion and very bad for seeking to work

for himself?''
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