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Edo: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu conflict over N20bn mortgage for marketing campaign declare

Edo: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu conflict over N20bn mortgage for marketing campaign declare

Bisi Olaniyi, Southsouth Bureau Chief

 

THE governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State for the September 19 election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, on Friday alleged plan by his counterpart of the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP), Governor Godwin Obaseki, to acquire a N20 billion mortgage to fund his campaigns.

Ize-Iyamu, in an announcement by means of his marketing campaign organisation’s Director of Communication and Media, Prince John Mayaki, accused the governor of draining the state treasury with a N15 billion payout to PDP chieftains for the occasion’s governorship ticket.

He mentioned: “It has come to our discover that Obaseki is now scurrying round to embark on one other borrowing spree, with a deliberate N20 billion bond mortgage from some monetary establishments.

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“We discover it stunning that after the various tribulations Obaseki’s directionless and incompetent administration has brought on in Edo State, the governor is hatching recent plans to mortgage the way forward for the state and its youths with further loans to fund his determined political agenda to foist himself on the folks for an additional 4 years.

“Obaseki already racked up international loans that propelled Edo State to quantity two on the states with probably the most indebtedness within the nation, with none commensurate acquire in infrastructure, the economic system and safety.

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“Efforts to get Edo governor to supply accountability on what he did with the loans and the position his non-public agency performed of their acquisition all fell on deaf ears.

“It’s heartless, irresponsible and unconscionable for such a person to even conceive acquiring one other mortgage within the tune of N20 billion for his political godfathers within the PDP, who’re cashing in on his desperation and lack of integrity.

However the Governor’s Particular Adviser on Media and Communication Technique, Crusoe Osagie, mentioned low cost lies wouldn’t save Ize-Iyamu from a crushing defeat.

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He described the APC candidate’s allegation as one other fabrication.

He mentioned: “When you’ve gotten a candidate that’s dealing with felony expenses for laundering N700 million, on the identical time he’s making an attempt to marketing campaign for an election, then you possibly can think about that they’re left with no different alternative however to inform low cost lies, simply to get forward.

“Ize-Iyamu is aware of past doubt that his political profession might be terminated unceremoniously on September 19, 2020 by Governor Obaseki, and no determined lie can save him now.”

 

Edo: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu conflict over N20bn mortgage for marketing campaign declare

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