Edo 2016: Oshiomhole, Ize-Iyamu trade words

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State says a factional gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu, is desperate to become governor because he wants to get immunity from prosecution for his role in the Dasuki arms deal scandal.

Oshiomhole stated this at the APC campaign inauguration for Edo North at Auchi, on Wednesday, The governor, who said he has records of how the past PDP government looted the state resources, said the PDP has no project to point to in Edo North in 10 years.

On how the PDP looted the state treasury, Oshiomhole said there are records of how many projects purportedly completed in the books, but not actually done.

The APC candidate, Mr Godwin Obaseki, promised to attract more investors to the state and create jobs for the youths, saying his government would continue to develop the state from where the present administration will stop on November 12.

Meanwhile, the Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised the alarm that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is working on a plan to rig the September 10 governorship election in the state, calling on government institutions and security agencies to beware.

The party, at a campaign rally for its governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, in Uzebba, challenged Governor Oshiomhole to tell Edo people how much a company, Afrinvest, allegedly owned by the APC governorship candidate, Godwin Obaseki, invested in the Edo University, Iyamho (EUI).

State chairman of the PDP, Dan Orbih, made the remarks.

Also speaking, Ize-Iyamu described as sheer wickedness the total neglect of Owan people by the government of Oshiomhole and promised to focus his attention on proper development of the locality if elected.