Special Adviser to Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, has fired a warning to Edo voters to be wary of one of the sponsors of All Progressives Congress’ Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
He alleged that billionaire, Captain Hosa Okunbo’s backing was designed to reap the state’s treasury after the elections.
In a statement issued in Benin on Monday, in response to Okunbo’s interview published in several national newspapers, Osagie said, ”Okunbo is investing in Ize-Iyamu with the treasury of Edo State in mind.”
The statement read in part “In the interview Okunbo granted journalists in Abuja, he said he does not invest in any venture without first assessing the profit motive. He also said that he will spend his last kobo backing Ize-Iyamu.
“So, clearly, Okunbo is investing in Ize-Iyamu with the treasury of Edo State in mind. This is the reason they want Governor Obaseki out of the way, so that he can grab the treasury of Edo State to service his outlandish lifestyle. Edo State will have nothing left in the treasury to pay pensioners, teachers and other government workers.
“Edo people know that the return on Okunbo’s investment in Ize-Iyamu is the entire Edo State’s treasury. All the accusations of nonperformance he made against the governor in the interview are all lies, concocted to put the governor in bad light.”