The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate for the Edo State election holding on Saturday, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has claimed that the incumbent, Governor Godwin Obaseki, solely donated N100,000 to Adams Oshiomhole’s marketing campaign in 2008.
Ize-Iyamu acknowledged this on Sunday, throughout a governorship debate organized by Channels Tv.
Oshiomhole dominated Edo State from 2008 to 2016 and campaigned for Obaseki in 2016, when he contested in opposition to Ize-Iyamu, who was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) on the time.
Obaseki claimed that Oshiomhole didn’t have cash to prosecute his ambition again in 2008, so he and a few buddies supported him.
“I put collectively plans for his administration and for eight years, I labored professional bono to make him succeed,” Obaseki stated.
However Ize-Iyamu dismissed the claims, saying Obaseki didn’t have sufficient assets to affect Oshiomhole’s victory.
“Once I heard that he claimed that he raised the cash, I laughed. And the primary time I noticed Oshiomhole after a very long time, I requested him. The truth is that the cash Governor Obaseki introduced for Oshiomhole’s election, his personal contribution was N100,000.
“We all know how we raised cash for Comrade Adams Oshiomhole’s election. So, I’m stunned that in public like this, we are able to proceed with a lie that was meant to decorate you up for political acceptability,” Ize-Iyamu stated.