A former governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Osaro Obazee, who stepped down for Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu ahead of the party’s direct governorship primary election, has declared that Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has abysmally failed in four years and he does not deserve re-election.
Obazee, a former Charman of Oredo Local Government Council of Edo, spoke yesterday during APC’s rally at the playground of the Ekheuan campus of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) in Benin, in continuation of Ize-Iyamu’s campaigns across the 18 LGAs of the state, ahead of the September 19 election.
He said: “Having failed to perform in almost four years, we in Oredo LGA of Edo State have decided to give Obaseki a read card and to massively vote for Pastor Ize-Iyamu on September 19 this year.”
Ize-Iyamu, in his remarks, stated that Edo governor reduced the membership of Edo South Senatorial District in the state’s House of Assembly from majority to minority, stressing that he inaugurated only three out of the ten lawmakers that represent the seven local governments in the district.
He said: “The man (Obaseki), who says he is from Oredo LGA, refused to inaugurate the two members elected in his LGA. What he did was a conspiracy against Edo South Senatorial District.
“Can we give somebody who reduced Edo South Senatorial District from majority to minority a second term? What he did was a conspiracy against Edo South Senatorial District. Obaseki has sinned against Edo youths.”
Edo governorship candidate of APC, while explaining his SIMPLE agenda, accused Obaseki of failing to empower Edo people, especially the youths, reiterating that he brought in people from outside the state to do all kinds of jobs, while accusing him of not judiciously spending the huge security votes he collects monthly.
While also speaking, a former National Chairman of APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, who is an ex-governor of Edo state, said: “When you have a good product, you do not need too much advertisement to sell it. Ize-Iyamu is a good product.
“Four years ago, I did all the talking, because Obaseki was a hard product to sell. They say I want to be a godfather, if I want to be a godfather, I should be a godfather to a good child.”