The Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the All Progressives Congress, APC governorship candidate in Edo state, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has challenged the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu to disclose his source of wealth to the people of the state.
Obasekl who spoke at a mega rally in Auchi, Edo North Senatorial District, said his agenda on taxation, youth employment, housing urban development, human capital development, and security will transform the state into a country in Nigeria especially with its natural resources.
Oshiomhole lashed Ize-Iyamu saying he has used government money as a Personal Assistant, Secretary to State government and a Chief of staff to Former Governor lucky Igbinedion to enrich himself building houses across the state.
Obaseki noted that Ize-Iyamu who has never worked in his life is banking on the wealth of the state to enrich himself and his people who will not hesitate to ruin Edo when given the opportunity. He added that Oshiomhole must be succeeded by someone who knows the nitty-gritty of how the state has worked in the past seven and half years if the state must reach its full potentials.
The governorship candidate who affirmed that there is no going back on his promise to create 200, 000 jobs in four years, stressed that those who have never provided jobs for the people of the state should not be trusted when they promise to provide jobs after being given an elective position.
He explained that the resources of the state will be used to develop the three senatorial district of the state. The governorship candidate explained that his interest to lead the people is to provide better life for them.
Oshiomhole asserted that Ize-Iyamu wants to be a governor to get immunity to protect him from prosecution for his alleged involvement in the Dasukigate.
The governor said, “The only job Ize-Iyamu has done in his life is PA to lucky Igbinedion, as a local government chairman. When lucky became a governor, he became a chief of staff, from there he became secretary to state government under Lucky Igbinedion. He is always jealous of my house but I built my house in 1990, not with government money. When you get to his house in Benin, he has a stadium; he should show us the picture”.
But Obaseki on his part said, “We must make sure that we elect people that are not thieves in government because when you elect thieves; you will not see any money. So that is why this election and the quality of people we elect are important. We promise you the people, that any money we get will be used to execute the job we were elected for.
“Don’t be deceived, someone who has not created a job, can he give the job to other people? Someone that has never worked but has made it somehow, can he create work? Ask some people who want to be governor, what they have done before, where have they worked and which company have they created. So the quality and experience of the person you vote for matters because they can tell lies that they would build roads, but ask them what they have done with their lives. If you have made it through deceit why must that person be trusted with the state fund”? He stated.