Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has said that he will forward evidences of the fraud perpetrated by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government in which the party’s governorship candidate for the September 10 election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu served as Secretary to the State Government (SSG) to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for investigation and prosecution.Speaking at the All Progressives Congress (APC) rally in Fugar at the weekend, Oshiomhole said: “when I’m going to Anegbette, I will go with the vouchers where the past PDP government with Ize- Iyamu as Secretary to Government allocated money which they said was for the construction of Anegbette Bridge. In their books, they claimed they have built a bridge to Anegbette but everything must go to Abuja.
“They collected the money in full and Anegbette got nothing, Even to Ayua, my mother’s village, an earth road, Ize-Iyamu as SSG, in their books, which I will circulate, claimed they did the road from Jattu to Ayua to Iyiukhu but they collected the money and pocketed it.
“That is why we have to warn him to stay off the rail tracks because the train is coming and if he’s not careful the train will crush him. He can’t afford a fight.” The governor also took a swipe at the PDP for crticising the construction of a state university in Edo North, saying they lacked foresight.
He said: “PDP thinks Edo North is not part of the state. Where Ogiadomhe is seated, Dan Orbih is seated; people are saying why should we build Edo University in Iyamho? So, I ask them, during PDP’s time, they built a university but they called it after somebody, should I build Oshiomhole University, Iyamho? No. I will rather build Edo University for the people of Edo, for the youth of Edo, for Edo people to own and Edo people own it. “How can anyone, who understands the logics of development in a world that is knowledge- driven, a digital economy, question the wisdom of investing in education? If they cannot see tomorrow, I have seen next tomorrow, that is what leadership is all about.
“Are you aware that Ize Iyamu went to Port Harcourt, not to pay a courtesy call but to visit EFCC and he wrote in his handwriting that he Ize-Iyamu collected N700 million and another N500 million, he took this money and shared with his friends, including Dan Orbih. When Dan Orbih collected his share and came home, did he tell you that he had his share of the N700 million? “My joy is that under President Muhammadu Buhari, what they thought couldn’t happen is happening now. They are now writing statements about how they took and shared money, they will continue to refund the money.
“So on September 10, your task is simple, vote for us because of the jobs we have done and more we will do and I ask you to trust Godwin Obaseki,he has always been in the engine room, even as they looted the treasury and Edo was broke when we entered, your state Edo State is working, we are paying salaries as and when due, when they were arguing about salaries, I decided to increase it. I increased it because I am a worker.”