Ize-Iyamu never voted for me nor made me governor —Oshiomhole

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, has taken a swipe at the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party  (PDP) in the state, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, for claiming that he made him governor, saying Ize-Iyamu did not even vote for him, so he could not have made him governor.

Speaking at a rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC), at the Garrick Memorial College, Benin, the state capital, on Thursday, Oshiomhole said Ize-Iyamu was hiding from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on election day and so did not vote for him and could not have made him governor.

The governor said Ize-Iyamu was wasting his time as the people of the state would reject him at the polls on September 10.

He said: Ize-Iyamu said he made me governor in 2007. Check the records. During my election, Ize-Iyamu was in hiding. He did not vote. How can somebody who didn’t vote claim that he made me governor?

“When he begged me to make him the Director-General of my campaign, he said I should not make Pius Odubu my running mate, but I declined his request and with Odubu, we won the 18 local government areas.

“I didn’t appoint him into government because I didn’t want him to mislead me. That is how we are able to channel our resources in ways we have done.

“Now, the PDP is confused, they are not speaking on what they are going to do because they are not capable of doing anything. They think the Edo of today is like Edo of the past.”

On his part, the APC governorship candidate, Mr Godwin Obaseki, promised to build on the legacies of Governor Oshiomhole and do more for the people of the state.

He said: “Comrade built schools, I will build more schools; Comrade built roads, I will build more roads. I will build on the Comrade’s achievements.”

He said the PDP candidate had nothing to offer the people, saying “someone who has not worked before can not bring investments to the state.”