Saturday, September 12, 2020

Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu bicker over alleged PDP chair’s resignation


The Edo State Governor and Peoples Democratic Party’ s candidate , Godwin Obaseki, and the camp of his All Progressives Congress counterpart, Osagie Ize -Iyamu , have bickered over the rumoured resignation of the PDP chairman in the state, Dr Tony Aziegbemi.

The Special Adviser to Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie , stated on Friday that the rumoured resignation of the PDP chairman was a hoax .

Osagie in Benin on Friday described the rumour as “ the fabrication of members of the APC in their last minute and desperate efforts to save an unpopular candidate , Osagie Ize -Iyamu , from quitting the governorship race which the party is set to lose . ”

According to the governor ’ s spokesman , “ With just a week to the September 19 election , and worried by the lack of acceptance of its candidate , the APC has resorted to desperate and unconventional campaign tactics ; fake news, deceit and falsehood , to attempt to sway Edo voters . ”

“ For emphasis , the chairman of the PDP in Edo State , Dr. Tony Aziegbemi , has not resigned from the PDP. He is committed to leading the party to victory on September 19, with the party’ s candidate , Governor Godwin Obaseki.

“ Edo people should ignore the shenanigans of the APC and come out en masse to reelect the PDP candidate , on Election Day , ” he urged .

Meanwhile, the Chairman , Edo State APC Media Campaign Committee, John Mayaki, denied knowledge of the news noting that it had nothing to do with his party.

He said , “ I am not aware of his resignation. He has no need to resign if you ask me. However , he will go down in history as a party chairman that couldn’ t deliver his candidate to victory. ”

“ For our victory to be memorable , we need to beat someone and he ’ s one of those that will cry the morning after September 19 alongside Godwin Obaseki. ”

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