The All Progressive Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate on Saturday’s election in Edo State, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, said outgoing Governor, Godwin Obaseki gave only 100,000 naira to Adam Oshiomhole’s campaign in 2008.
Ize-Iyamu explained this on Sunday in a gubernatorial debate organized by the Channels television.
Oshiomhole governed Edo State from 2008 to 2016 and ran for Obaseki in 2016 when he faced Ize-Iyamu, the then People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate.
Obaseki said that Oshiomhole had no money to pursue his ambition in 2008, so he and some friends supported him.
“I made plans for his government and for eight years I volunteered to lead it to success,” Obaseki said.
But Ize-Iyamu dismissed the complaints on the grounds that Obaseki did not have enough resources to influence Oshiomholes’ victory.
“When I heard that he claimed to have raised the money, I had to laugh. And when I saw Oshiomholes for the first time in a long time, I asked him The reality is that the money Governor Obaseki raised for Oshiomhole’s election was his own contribution of 100,000 Naira.
“We know how we raised money for the election of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, so I am surprised that we can continue in public with a lie that was intended to embellish you for political acceptance,” said Ize-Iyamu.