The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the September 10, Edo State governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has said should he win the election, his administration will probe incumbent Governor Adams Oshiomhole. Ize-Iyamu, a Redeemed Christian Church of God pastor, asked Oshiomhole to look at the eight years he spent in office between 1999 and 2007 as Chief of Staff and Secretary to the State Government while he still has power to do so.
According to Ize-Iyamu, “I call on Adams Oshiomhole to probe my time in government and look at everything that I did. Let him do it because, by the grace of God, when I am governor, I will probe him. I will probe him; every kobo that has come to Edo State must be accounted for. That is his fear; that is why he can no longer sleep. Adams Oshiomhole believes that the more he attacks, the more he can hide the truth. He should know that it is not by insulting Ize-Iyamu or Chief Anenih. Only recently in a Catholic Church, he met Chief Anenih and he apologized to him on the altar to forgive him. Days after, he was abusing Chief Anenih. He says Pastor Ize-Iyamu is bad; Ize-Iyamu is useless. When he appointed Pastor Ize-Iyamu the D-G of his campaign, he didn’t know that time. When he made him national vice chairman of his party, he didn’t know then. Now that Ize-Iyamu has left him, Ize-Iyamu is suddenly bad.”
Meanwhile, reacting yesterday, Oshiomhole described as laughable the Ize-Iyamu threat. Oshiomhole said, “Ize-Iyamu will first of all vomit the N1.2billion he allegedly collected from the former NSA ahead of the 2015 polls and then go to jail before he can probe me. Ize-Iyamu and his associates have confessed that they collected N700 million and N500million ahead of the elections. They go to Port Harcourt every day to visit EFCC. Today, he and his associate are living in fear. But they must return the money. They must be prosecuted like Metuh and others. “That money given to them was meant for defence, for roads. For ten years they ruined the state but in seven and a half years we have worked. Who was the Chief of Staff to the PDP government that undeveloped Edo State? Ize-Iyamu. Who was the SSG and PA to Igbinedion? Ize-Iyamu.”