From EBEN ENASCO KINGSLEY, Benin City
THE Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Edo State ,Pastor Osagie Ize Iyamu has berated the decision of the state Governor, Adams Oshiomhole in resorting to politics of hate and impertinent of elders to lack of proper up-brings and inability to sell to Edo people achievement in the last seven and half years.
The PDP Flag bearer disclosed this at a rally held in Ovia North East, Okada as they gradually windup their campaign strategy to woo the minds of the electorates ahead the state gubernatorial election.
Pastor Ize Iyamu, while speaking further, also berated the APC and the governorship candidate for lack of ideas and manifesto
His words: ” I feel sad when I hear Oshiomhole insulting elders from our state, I feel sad when I hear him insults Chief Igbinedion .
May be most of you don’t know that Chief Igbinedion helped him to be in government When we expected him to be telling Edo people this is what I have done in Education , Agriculture, but there is nothing and because there is nothing he wants to resorts to insults ”
Ize-Iyamu who noted that primary schools in Ovia North East have no teachers and that a large percent of the local government workers were sacked while the people are daily confronted with the problem of pipe borne water posited ” The suffering in the land is unbelievable. We voted for APC in the last eight years and in those eight years we can say Ovia North East and Edo state have developed.”
He equally decried the plight of the pensioners in the state who he said are being owned 42 months pension and gratuity arrears by the state government and promised to improved on infrastructure, create jobs, engaged the youths by creating employment opportunity as encapsulated in his ‘Simple Agenda’ when elected.
”The past eight years has been years of deceit, years of blunder and years of intimidation. Edo People are suffering and all kinds of harassment . Such government cannot continue”
On his part, state PDP Chairman, Chief Dan Orbih said of the N30billion loan obtained by Governor Oshiomhole administration for the Benin Storm Water , the project has only attain 30% work done while the sum of 23billion has been fraudulently paid.
He equally accused the state government of lavishing the sum of N90million yearly for the turnaround maintenance of water fountain, in a state where the people have no access to pipe borne water.