Osage Ize-Iyamu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo State, on Tuesday, alleged that the state Governor, Godwin Obaseki’s campaign was based on blackmail and deceit.
Ize-Iyamu said incumbent governments run for re-election on the basis of their achievements and records in office but Obaseki has only excuses, deceit and blackmail to offer people of the state.
The APC governorship candidate’s remark was contained in a statement signed by John Mayaki, the Chairman of the Edo APC Media Campaign Council.
The statement forwarded to DAILY POST said Obaseki and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, charge for another four years at the helm in the state has run on lazy gossips and tactless lies peddled in the media to generate sympathy and distract attention from their failures.
He said: “Obaseki is a confused candidate spurned by his closest aides and associates because he lacked administrative skills and frittered away his goodwill on lazy, and corrupt, endeavours that yielded nothing but worthless MOUs.”
The statement reads: “Mr. Godwin Obaseki’s re-election campaign is an assault on common sense, decency, and ethics. He has failed to articulate his achievement in the last four years, even in special media charades put together by what is left of his tattered team of staff.
“When they rushed to launch a farcical ‘MEGA’ plan that is now nowhere to be found and thrust the embattled Governor in front of a camera, he stuttered, fumbled, and ended up saying nothing other than the fact that his administration was a MEGA failure and his entire re-election campaign, a MEGA circus.
“Unfortunately for him and his people, the people of Edo State are not in need of clowns. What they want is a prepared Governor like Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC who has a visible manifesto and specific plans on how to deal with the challenges confronting the state.
“Obaseki has continued to whine and sulk because he was served a rejection notice everywhere he has been in the state with his fellow clowns. Even at their recent event, he was heard criticizing the APC for the state of electricity in Edo in the last five years, forgetting that he was Governor for at least four out of the five.
“All promises including the GeleGele Seaport, Benin Industrial Park, and Mini-stadia in all 18 LGAs of the State have been abandoned for name-calling and finger-pointing.
“Obaseki’s answer to the people’s question of what he has done in the last four years and why he deserves re-election has been, “Oshiomhole said”. Sadly for him, Oshiomhole is not on the ballot. Before he realizes though, it would be too late. He is indeed the sluggish Governor who is slow to everything, including basic understanding.”