In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 07th, June, 2020

How Oshiomhole As soon as Denounced As Untrustworthy Man He Now Needs As Governor

How Oshiomhole Once Denounced As Untrustworthy Man He Now Wants As Governor

Adams Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, whereas he was the governor of Edo State, in 2016, portrayed Osagie Ize-Iyamu, as somebody who couldn’t be trusted with public funds.

Mr Ize-Iyamu was the governorship candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) within the state’s election that 12 months, and Mr Oshiomhole was campaigning for his successor, Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Immediately, Mr Oshiomhole is the APC nationwide chairman, and there’s a reversal of roles as Edo prepares for the governorship election in September. Mr Oshiomhole needs to take away Mr Obaseki and usher in Mr Ize-Iyamu as the subsequent governor.

A protracted political struggle between Mr Oshiomhole and Mr Obaseki has crippled the Edo State Home of Meeting (14 lawmakers elected on the APC platform are but to be inaugurated since June 2019) and factionalised the APC within the state.

Mr Ize-Iyamu, earlier than he defected to PDP, was not only a chieftain of the APC, he directed the marketing campaign for the election of Mr Oshiomhole as Edo governor.

Mr Ize-Iyamu’s return to APC has been a serious menace to Mr Obaseki’s second time period ambition.

Seven APC governorship aspirants within the state had been mentioned to have stepped down for Mr Ize-Iyamu lately.

Why I didn’t appoint Ize-Iyamu into authorities – Oshiomhole


“It’s true we discovered ourselves within the area of politics working collectively, however I by no means gave him authorities job,” Mr Oshiomhole mentioned of Mr Ize-Iyamu in an undated video of a 2016 APC marketing campaign rally in Benin, Edo State.

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The video is an excerpt from Channels TV’s reside protection of the rally.

Persevering with, Mr Oshiomhole mentioned, “I saved him (Ize-Iyamu) busy, let him be holding midnight assembly which he’s used to. Ask him, since he was the DG (of my marketing campaign organisation), why did I not appoint him into authorities?”

“We saved him away, nothing close to authorities circle, no entry to public fund.”

Mr Oshiomhole, within the 10-minute video, mentioned Mr Ize-Iyamu was a “GM of 1 wuru-wuru” firm and accused him of ruining the administration of Fortunate Igbinedion in Edo State.

Mr Oshiomhole mentioned the likes of Mr Ize-Iyamu would by no means be allowed to return to the federal government of Edo State.

Obaseki has ‘mind’, ‘creativity’ to work for Edo folks – Oshiomhole


Within the video, Mr Oshiomhole praised Mr Obaseki as one who has used his “mind” and “creativity” to work for the great of the state and the folks.

Within the concluding a part of the video, Mr Oshiomhole, who was standing on the rostrum with others, together with Mr Obaseki, introduced up a music in reward of Mr Obaseki.


“Obaseki, you might be what God says you might be.

“You’re a winner and never a loser.

“You might be what God says you might be.”

Ize-Iyamu’s response


PREMIUM TIMES contacted the spokesperson of Mr Ize-Iyamu’s Marketing campaign Organisation, John Mayaki, Saturday night, and requested him for his or her response to Mr Oshiomhole’s remarks within the video.


“Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Chief Bisi Akande had been very important of President Buhari earlier than 2015. They each had a re-think as all people do, and as we speak, each are one in all President Buhari best admirers,”
Mr Mayaki mentioned.

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“Similar with Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, who in 2011 held former President Goodluck Jonathan’s hand, campaigning with him in every single place. Have you ever forgotten what occurred later in 2015? Simply as former President Obasanjo wrote about his Vice, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar – the previous latter supported the later throughout his presidential bid.

“What about Femi Adesina, who in 2005 closely criticised Prof. Ibrahim Gambari for defending the killing of Ken Saro-Wiwa by the Gen Sani Abacha authorities? Are they not working collectively as we speak?

“Even God at a time, change(d) his thoughts! Who’re we to not change our minds within the face of superior and apparent info? Comrade Oshiomhole has moved on; he’s now in the identical political social gathering with Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

“The detractors should settle for the brand new actuality and face the truth that their largest drawback as we speak will not be Oshiomhole nor Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. Their drawback is their incapability to meet any of their marketing campaign guarantees,” Mr Mayaki mentioned, apparently insinuating that the video was being circulated by Mr Obaseki’s camp.

Mr Mayaki despatched a video to PREMIUM TIMES, exhibiting Mr Oshiomhole, whereas he was nonetheless governor, praising Mr Ize-Iyamu as a “buddy, a brother, a colleague, and a political warrior.”

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Supply: PREMIUM TIMES

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