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Edo2020: This statement of Oshiomhole in 2016 may make it hard for Ize-Iyamu to win Edo election

OmosOyibode 06/24/2020

Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the embattled and suspended national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had in the past lambasted Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, describing him as unfit to govern the people of Edo state. For him, his credentials do not qualify him to be governor of Edo state. A video in circulation attests to this statement by Oshiomhole.

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In the video, Oshiomhole told the people during campaign in 2016 that Osagie Ize-Iyamu cannot be trusted with the finances of Edo people. He said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is after Ize-Iyamu, hence he is not the caliber of persons to governor the people of the state. He completely diminished the personality of Ize-Iyamu before the people of the state.

He made the people of the state to believe that Ize-Iyamu is nobody. He told them that he refused to bring him into his government because he does not have the criteria to be in the forefront of the government. He said he kept him at the background of the administration, while he is busy doing other things which do not have much impact in the administration, he, Oshiomhole, is carrying on the government with Godwin Obaseki and others.

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His language made Edo people to look down on Ize-Iyamu and to them he was not the right person for the Edo state government house. He said Ize-Iyamu studied law but he never graduated from the school. He explained that he must tell Edo people the truth because the truth would set them free. Having whitewashed Ize-Ityamu, he warned the people of the state not to make the mistake of voting Ize-Iyamu as governor. For him, that decision would be catastrophic for the future of the state.

But now people are baffled why Oshiomhole had to go back to the same Ize-Iyamu whom he took to the cleaners in 2016 as the best man for the people of Edo state. How he would be able to market him to the people of Edo state will be a herculean task for him. This is because the people have not forgotten the statement he made in 2016 during his campaign for Obaseki. The video clips are everywhere, they are much on the internet for the people of Edo state to watch and here all that Oshiomhole said during his campaign in 2016.

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But politicians are funny kind of people. They can easily turn around and eat their vomit again. If not Oshiomhole would not have gone to pick Ize-Iyamu to represent APC in the race to the Edo state government house. There are other prominent people in the state and in the party who Oshiomhole should have used to run for the state governor and Obaseeki would not have been able to campaign against him.

But now there are tools in the hands of Obaseki and his men to campaign against Ize-Iyamu after the primary elections coming up tomorrow in Benin City. Edo people are no fools. Their intelligence and memory are still intact. They have not forgotten what Oshiomhole told them in 2016. His will be the greatest undoing of the APC, Ize-Iyamu and Oshiomhole.

Source: opera.com
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