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Edo 2016: Ize-Iyamu, PDP Leaders Wasting Their Time – Airhiavbere

Posted: Jul 5, 2016 at 6:31 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)




Francis Onoiribholo

Benin – Edo State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2012 general election, Major-General Charles Airhiavbere, on Tuesday described Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu’s belief that the party’s bigwigs in the state, including Chief Tom Ikimi, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion and Chief Tony Anenih, would help win the September 10 election for him as hope in futility, a joke and a waste of time.

He said the party’s leaders were jokers to expect that they could defeat Oshiomhole and the ruling APC in the election because “they are going to have me, Airhiavbere, to deal with.”

“I was the candidate of the PDP in the 2012 governorship election. For Pastor Ize-Iyamu and Tom Ikimi to say former President Jonathan is an anti-party leader is unfair. They were unfair to Jonathan as a President of this country and a leader of the PDP as at that time.

” Ize-Iyamu’s emergence as PDP candidate is dead on arrival. How can the PDP win elections here when it can abandon its candidate in 2012?

“In 2011 and 2012, Chief Tony Anenih told the public that he sold his house to lead the governorship campaign but today it is in the public glare that Jonathan sent money for that election. I was an orphan at the tribunal up to the Supreme Court. I know the role the leaders of the party played during the election.

“They sold Oshiomhole to the Edo people four years ago because of their inordinate ambition. Today, they are not talking about Edo people, they are talking about how Oshiomhole betrayed them. It was because Oshiomhole did not agree with them to give Ize-Iyamu the ticket,” he said.