Edo 2020: Again, Obaseki shuns debate
After a well-publicised scheduled debate on Arise TV between Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state and Pastor Ize-Iyamu, Obaseki has absconded again.
This is according to the Chairman of Edo APC Media Campaign Council, Mr. John Mayaki, who noted that the governor’s cowardice is legendary, shameless, and unbecoming of someone who hopes to lead the fearless people of Edo state. The governor is the candidate for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) while Pastor Ize-Iyamu is candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Reacting to the latest development, Mayaki said, “This is the third time that Obaseki will flee from a debate. What is he running away from? From accountability and transparency? This tells you that the Channels TV Interview was arranged. It is sad that someone that campaigned on accountability and said Edo would be the envy of the western world in terms of transparency is now running away from giving account of what he has done and what he hopes to do.
Furthermore, the APC spokesman disclosed that Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu was always ready to serve no matter the obstacles, without giving excuses.
He said, “This tells you that we are ready to serve. You saw how the governor planted his people in the studio for channels television and they yelled thuggishly, making such a fracas with the sole aim of turning a debate into a campaign rally. It was an elaborate setup by the governor Obaseki-led government to hoodwink the nation and the people of Edo State, but those in the state know what is going on.”
Continuing, he added that although Obaseki had paid for adverts on Arise TV “just the same way he paid for adverts on Channels Television,” it meant nothing to the governor to run away from the debate after wasting Edo people’s money on advertisements.
Meanwhile, he disclosed that, “With this dodgy attitude of Obaseki, Edo people cannot have confidence in him. He has consistently failed promises made to workers, traders and farmers in Edo state. Now, he has taken his unreliability to the media three times and the one time he appeared in the media, he knows how much he spent to present a good image. No one trusts him.
He added that the governor is relying on his thugs to win the election and the state would not let that happen. He therefore urged Edo people to come out en masse and vote out tyranny, cowardice, oppression and dishonesty.