Edo 2020: Explain Whereabouts of Your Commissioner Arrested Abroad – Ize-Iyamu Tells Obaseki
10 months ago Victor Adeola 0
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, on Saturday challenged Governor Godwin Obaseki to tell the public the whereabouts of his commissioner who remains in detention overseas, following his arrest last year in France for alleged money laundering.
Ize-Iyamu also described as irresponsible Obaseki‘s decision to erect a digital billboard in the centre of Benin to continuously play the video of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano with a view to portraying him in bad light.
The Director of Communication and Media of the Ize-Iyamu Campaign Organisation, Prince John Mayaki, said in a statement that it was hypocritical for Obaseki to embark on cheap blackmail when he could not account for his arrested and detained commissioner.
He said: “It is obvious to everyone in Edo State and beyond now that the outgoing governor of Edo State (Obaseki) and his party of tax collectors have no record or achievements to campaign with.
“Otherwise, instead of wasting public fund on a lazy, indecorous and irresponsible attempt to smear the reputation of Kano governor, they would have seized the fraudulently-obtained opportunity of a digital billboard at the heart of the state’s capital to show the people of Edo State consequential matters like their achievements in office.
“It is nothing but hypocrisy and a lack of awareness, two traits that contributed to the failure of the Obaseki’s administration, for the governor to sanction such an irresponsible move when his own commissioner/best friend is still languishing in detention abroad, since his arrest in France.”