The confession by Ize-Iyamu that he was a member of a secret club while in the university has validated the position of Oshiomhole that he is unfit to be a governor.
The PDP said from Ize-Iyamu’s confession that he was expelled from the university, Nigerians, and particularly, the people of Edo State are no longer in doubt regarding issues surrounding the personality and conduct of the APC candidate.
It said the expulsion by a panel, which, according to Oshiomhole, was chaired by the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, had put a permanent stain on Ize-Iyamu as the APC candidate.
PDP added that Nigerians are still waiting for Ize-Iyamu to address why Oshiomhole described him as a person that is only good for ‘night meetings’ and should not be entrusted with the governorship of Edo State.
“Certainly, Edo State, at this critical time, does not deserve a governor who will pull her backward by being weighed down by a huge moral burden of daily excuses and explanations on issues and allegations of misdeeds.
“It is indeed unfortunate that the APC is now stuck with a candidate that is burdened by a huge image problem; a candidate who has no message or any blueprint to develop the state; who does not enjoy the support of the people but that of a few selfish individuals, whose interest is only to gain access to the coffers of the state,” the party stated.
PDP described its candidate, Obaseki, as someone whose personal character and achievements in office stand as indelible testimonials to his love and commitment to the development of the state and wellbeing of the people.
The party said in last four years, Obaseki had initiated and executed programmes and policies that had revived the state’s productive sectors, elevated the living standard of the people, returned transparency and accountability in governance while liberating the state from the stranglehold of corrupt godfathers, who are now allegedly seeking to use Ize-Iyamu’s ticket to regain access to power to continue to exploit the state.