After a well-publicised scheduled debate on Arise TV between Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state and Pastor Ize-Iyamu, Obaseki has run away.
A statement by the Chairman of Edo APC Media Campaign Council, Mr. John Mayaki, 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 was a trap and a plot, which we still overcame anyway.
“It also tells you that 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.
“They had already paid for adverts on Arise TV just the same way they paid for adverts on Channels Television, but 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, Governor Obaseki 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 howbeit, through fraudulent opinion polls and contrived narratives – no one trusts him.
Mayaki 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.