The PDP Campaign Council in a statement by the Secretary, Publicity Sub-Committee,
PDP National Campaign Council on Edo State, Kola Ologbondiyan, emphasized that Ize-Iyamu has been reduced to a political wanderer by the Edo State APC; adding that he is hovering around without the backing and participation of his party in the state after his rejection because of the defective nomination process, which has turned him to an invalid candidate.
“Ize-Iyamu has since been deserted by his party after the Edo State Chairman of the APC, Anslem Ojezua, declared that the APC has no candidate and that such explains why he is not campaigning for Ize-Iyamu.
“Nigerians can now see why Ize-Iyamu’s campaign does not have the participation of APC members in the state and why he is stuck with the sacked National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, who also has no party, having been dismissed from the APC by his kinsmen in his ward.
“This is why Ize-Iyamu’s rallies are attended only by hired campaigners brought for him by the “partyless” Oshiomhole, from Kogi, Imo and other states; hirelings who cannot even respond to the slogan of the APC and have no electoral value in the Edo election,” PDP declared.
the party argued that with such public rejection by the Edo State APC, Ize-Iyamu has no legitimate space in the Edo electoral process since the laws do not recognize independent candidates.
the PDP, therefore, advised Ize Iyamu to stop wasting his time and embarrassing himself by following a “partyless” Oshiomhole, who is leading him to nowhere as his thugs and hired campaigners cannot transform into votes.
PDP maintained that moreover, the people of Edo state are already aware that Ize-Iyamu and his disgracefully sacked master are confused and only beating about the bush with strangers just to create an impression that they are actually in an electoral contest.
“In any case, the veil will soon drop from Ize-Iyamu’s eyes on September 19, when the hired campaigners would have ended their contract and abandon him to face the wrath of the ballot box.
“The PDP national campaign, however, appreciates the outpouring of support for our candidate, Governor Godwin Obaseki, who has been receiving support from Edo citizens from all walks of life, including those in the APC, who cannot compromise performance, as being witnessed under Governor Obaseki, for the damaged product of a derelict salesman, which the Ize-Iyamu’s campaign has become,” the statement read in part.