Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, one of the aspiants on the platform of People’s Democratic Party, to succeed the Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, in November, has averred that those who desperately hope that he will not contest the election will be disappointed.
Adding, “I have a God ordained aspirant, who is insurmountable and my hands are clean.”
The chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was reacting to a statement by the state government on his recent invitation by the anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on issues bothering on how N700 million campaign funds meant for the reelection bid of the former President, Goodluck Jonathan, was expended.
The former Secretary to the State Government (SSG) during the administration of Chief Lucky Igbinedion, said that he was aware of the funds that came to the state chapter of the PDP for the last presidential election but did not take a kobo from it.
He asserted that “harassment from any quarter will not deter me from speaking on issues affecting Edo State.
“So also will the antics of a desperate state government not stop me in my resolve to champion the change of leadership by democratic means.”
The gubernatorial hopeful stressed that “no amount of blackmail, harassment or witch-hunting can stop us from crying out over how our state has been mismanaged and plundered by a government we expected to do a lot better than previous ones.”