Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Edo State Governorship Campaign Council, Nyesom Wike to Oshiomhole, has taunted former national chairman of the All Progressives Congres (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, for trying to sell an unsaleable bad product to the people.
The former APC helmsman is the major driver of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, governorship candidate of the APC for the Edo State election in September.
However, Wike, who is also the Governor of Rivers State, said Ize-Iyamu was a bad product that discerning Edo people would not buy.
“If he (Adams Oshiomhole) tells you that a particular politician is a bad product that cannot be sold, you can take that to the bank and keep your money or better still invest it in a better product that will give you more value for your money,” Wike said during a television programe on Thursday:
Throwing more light on the television programme in a sstatement, Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, said: “Wike after an analysis, backed with supporting video footages from the campaigns of the last election in the state, he declared with unequivocal clarity, that Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the Edo State governorship candidate of APC is a bad product and you cannot sell a bad product to good and discerning people of Edo State.
“Wike said Adams Oshiomhole told Edo people that Ize-Iyamu was rusticated from school; that he poured acid on a fellow student that destroyed his manhood.
“That he is an armed robber that cannot be trusted with money. Such a character cannot be accepted by Edo people as Governor during the election.
“I respect the Bini tradition and I know that Edo people are educated to know that Oshiomhole cannot play on their intelligence. If he is now retracting what he said of Ize-Iyamu, who is sure that he’s saying the correct thing now.
“Oshiomhole’s sudden U-turn is a great insult on Edo people. This is an opportunity for Edo people, both at home and in the Diaspora, to use their votes to tell Oshiomole that they cannot take his lies anymore.”
Wike dismissed Ize-Iyamu as a credible opposition to Obaseki, saying: “From all indications, it is obvious that there is no strong opposition against Obaseki and he will win convincingly.
“Sadly, Pastor Ize-Iyamu has nothing to offer Edo people, except the empty promises, which even Oshiomhole has dismissed by telling the world that Ize-Iyamu tells lies too much.”
The governor accused the APC of plotting to rig the elcection: “The only hope the APC is relying on now, according to Governor Wike, is to rig the Edo State governorship elections, because it knows that the people of the state will not buy the bad product Oshiomhole is presenting as the party’s candidate in the September 19 governorship elections,” he said.