Ize-Iyamu now a true leader, no longer a thief – Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, the erstwhile national chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has now described the Edo State gubernatorial candidate of the party, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, as a true leader.


This was not the case in the last four years when Mr Ize-Iyamu sought to be governor of the state under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Oshiomhole, a former governor of the state had at the time verbally attacked the current APC candidate, describing him as a thief unworthy of handling public funds.

The APC chieftain had also described the former Secretary to the State Government as a political thug who is good for midnight meetings and this explained for why he refused giving him appointment despite heading his campaign organisation when he himself held sway.


But following his rival with his successor, Godwin Obaseki, whom he helped enthrone and ensured he was disqualified from using the party’s platform for re-election, Oshiomhole has resorted to admiring his party’s candidate whom he said was rusticated for pouring acid on his colleague during his days in the university.

In a Saturday tweet, the former governor has described Ize-Iyamu as a true leader who the people of Edo State are yearning for.

“Edo People can’t wait to have a true leader in the person of Pastor Ize Iyamu,” Oshiomhole said Saturday morning, adding that, “The love from the people is simply amazing.”


Mr Obaseki, who became governor on the platform of the APC is now the governorship candidate of the PDP, after being disqualified by his former party on the basis that the same academic credentials he presented to them when he sought the position is now deceptive.

Although there are other candidates from other political parties, the race is widely seen as a contest between messrs Obaseki and Ize-Iyamu.

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