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Edo guber: Martins carpets Ize-Iyamu over Obaseki not campaigning with Ighodalo


BENIN CITY—Deputy Director-General, Media and Publicity, of the Asue/Ogie Campaign Management Council, Olu Martins, has criticised a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, over comments that Governor Godwin Obaseki was not campaigning with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, Dr. Asue Ighodalo.

Speaking on a national television early morning programme, Ize-Iyamu said Obaseki was not campaigning with Ighodalo because of his non-performance and the governor’s presence at Ighodalo’s campaign would spell doom for the PDP standard bearer.

However, Martins in a statement, yesterday, said his former political ally and the APC may be suffering from “collective amnesia” as they keep contradicting themselves and had initially accused Ighodalo of being Obaseki’s godson.

“Now they say Gov Obaseki doesn’t campaign with our candidate Dr Ighodalo. What is their problem? It seems that the APC suffers from collective amnesia. If the Gov Obaseki were Dr Asue Ighodalo’s godfather, won’t he be campaigning for him especially if Dr. Asue were incapable of campaigning for himself like their own candidate who they have to micromanage like a kindergarten child who must wear pampers so he doesn’t defecate on himself.”

He said Ighodalo is a brilliant candidate that does not need to be accompanied because he could tell people about himself and what he has for the people of the state.

“Gov. Obaseki has done excellently well and everyone is aware. The claim that the candidate of our party doesn’t go around with Gov. Obaseki because of poor performance is a face-saving approach by the APC to distract from the issues of their lame and lackluster candidate.

“No governor since the creation of Edo State in 1991 has conceived, espoused and executed lofty ideas of superlative governance that have impacted the Edo people’s life like Gov. Obaseki.

“Gov. Obaseki is a cerebral and versatile administrator whose primary focus is to do the greatest good for the greatest number of people within the shortest possible time.

“In case the pastor has forgotten we would like to jolt his memory back to life that Edo State was a den of thieves and political jobbers who milked the State dry. Edo State was taken over by thugs and cultists that he himself once referred to as lions and tigers. Truth is we have long moved past where APC left us when you could get money idly for just being a party leader and not having any day time job.”

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