Politics Nigeria

Why Okunbo is supporting Ize-Iyamu – Obaseki


Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has revealed why business magnate, Captain Hosa Okunbor is supporting the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the Edo governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu to win the election.

Reacting to a statement made by Okunbor saying that he will spend his last kobo to support Ize-Iyamu, the governor, in a statement in Benin on Monday by his Media Aide, Crusoe Osagie asked the philanthropist to use his money wisely.

He warned the people of the state to be wary of the financial support Okunbo is giving to Ize-Iyamu, saying that the move is to loot the state’s treasury. Osagie noted that “Obaseki’s stellar performance was visible across the three senatorial districts of the state.”

The statement read in part: “In the interview Okunbo granted journalists in Abuja, he said he does not invest in any venture without first assessing the profit motive. He also said that he will spend his last kobo backing Ize-Iyamu.”

“So, clearly, Okunbo is investing in Ize-Iyamu with the treasury of Edo State in mind. This is the reason they want Governor Obaseki out of the way, so that he can grab the treasury of Edo State to service his outlandish lifestyle. Edo State will have nothing left in the treasury to pay pensioners, teachers and other government workers.”

“Edo people know that the return on Okunbo’s investment in Ize-Iyamu is the entire Edo State’s treasury. All the accusations of nonperformance he made against the governor in the interview are all lies, concocted to put the governor in bad light.”


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