Deadheat in Edo: Oshiomhole alleges Ize-Iyamu of PDP was rusticated from Uniben, PDP accuses APC’s Obaseki of certificate forgery
There is political war brewing in Edo State ahead of this Saturday’s governorship election. At the APC campaign rally Tuesday in Edo State, Governor Adams Oshiomhole alleged that the PDP candidate, Pastor Ize-Iyamu was rusticated from the University of Benin for pouring dangerous substance into the private part of another person who is today paralysed. He did not name the victim but added that Professor Itse Sagay , a Presidential Adviser in the Buhari cabinet was chairman of the panel that indicted Ize-Iyamu at that time.
According to Oshiomhole, the PDP candidate does not have the right character to occupy any responsible office. He stunned the huge crowd when he accused Ize-Iyamu of being a serial offender of the law.
Meanwhile, the candidate of the ruling All progressives Congress (APC) in the September 10, 2016 election in Edo State, has been dragged before the Federal High Court in Benin City over forged certificate forgery and perjury.
The suit against Mr. Godwin Obaseki was lodged in the early hours of Tuesday by the PDP. The PDP claimed that Obaseki lied on oath when he claimed to have a certificate that he never acquired in his life.
Edo State Chairman of PDP, Chief Dan Orbih, had earlier asked Mr. Obaseki to publicly display to Edo people the original copies of his educational certificates which he said he was expecting from the US city of New York.
In a statement signed by the state publicity secretary of the PDP, Mr. Chris Nehikhare, in Benin City, Orbih said Obaseki could go on air and use any of the many television stations in the state to publicly display the certificates or do so during his campaigns for the world to see that he actually went to school as he claims.
He said the time between when Obaseki said he got a call from his relative in New York that the documents which were missing in Lagos were in America and now, since over three weeks, the period was enough for him to have received the documents if he actually had them.
He also said Obaseki should come out of his shell and tell the whole truth about his educational certificates, which he said in an affidavit got lost while he was moving from one office to another in Lagos, which certified true copies he now carries about.