Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has said that Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s government smells of corruption.
He also accused Oshiomhole of plunging the state into debt following revelations that Edo was one of Nigeria’s most indebted states.
The PDP candidate made the comment via a statement released by the Ize-Iyamu Campaign Organisation.
The statement reads:
“The debt management office, Abuja has just stated that Edo State, with a total of $179.52 million as at June 30 this year, holds 4.91 per cent of the nation’s subnational foreign debts. And we know this is outside over N800 billion debt that Oshiomhole has created for Edo State.”
“It is a shame that Governor Adams Oshiomhole and his puppet candidate, Godwin Obaseki still talk about corruption accusing innocent people of corruption, when their government stinks of corruption.”
Ize-Iyamu is expected to contest against Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September 28 elections in the state.
Meanwhile, Obaseki has said that he will win the elections by a 75 per cent margin.