- Says the governor will hand-over to him
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu Campaign Organisation said on Saturday that the people of Edo State will compel Governor Adams Oshiomhole to hand over to Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu against his wish, saying the good people of the state are desirous to change the ‘change’ that has brought misery, suffering, hike in fuel and food prices, obnoxious taxes and levies, and worst of all, deceitfulness.
The organisation also asked Oshiomhole to explain to the people of Edo State how he squandered over N1.7 trillion of the Federal Allocations and Internal Generated Revenue he had collected in the last seven and a half years and his stinky, questionable, scandalous wealth.
The campaign organisation stated this in a press statement issued in Benin-City by the Media Unit of the organisation, while responding to the governor’s outburst during the flag off of the APC governorship campaign in Benin City on Saturday.
According to the statement: ‘’It a shame that Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State still talks about corruption —- accusing innocent people of corruption, when his government stinks of corruption. From documented evidence that we have, Oshiomhole is the biggest bandit and crook in the country today.
‘’He should tell the people of Edo how much he is paying as land tax for his house in Iyamho worth over N10bn and other properties he has acquired in the last seven and a half years in Dubai, Cape Town in South Africa, in San Francisco, United States of America, a high rise apartment in Atlanta both in America and London.
‘’His estate in his village, Iyamoh, which people commonly call Three–in-One that even shocked President Muhammadu Buhari to his marrow — when he visited the place during the governor’s weeding last year, is the size of a Texas Style Ranch — with swimming pools, water fountains and a big occasion hall, amphitheatre, indoor cinema hall, Golf arena to mention a few. This house was valued at N10 billion in 2015, and it consumes N500, 000 electricity bill monthly.’’
The organisation said that Oshiomhole’s consistent outburst is always designed to divert the people’s attention, saying the Edo people are now used to his dirty and muddy tactics and will surely punish the APC for it in the coming election.
‘’Oshiomhole has mismanaged the huge financial resources of the state, which were entrusted in his care in the past seven and a half years, and he is now receiving the heat from the people. The energy he put in defending himself shows he already feeling the heat’’, the statement added.
“Oshiomhole has failed; the people of Edo State now know him better. Oshiomhole is the least qualified person to talk about corruption in the country today because his actions and programmes in the past seven and a half years in Edo State epitomise corruption.’’