Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the ongoing Edo governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has described as worrisome the presence of governors Akinwunmi Ambode and Nasir el-Rufai in Edo state.
Ize-Iyamu who said this after casting his vote on Wednesday, also alleged that the APC has been using security agencies to harass his supporters.
He said, “You know that they have been using security agencies to harass our people, even till last night, trying to arrest them and detain them on very flimsy excuses.”
“But we have also spoken to their superiors, who assured us that those who are doing so are doing so on their own and they will call them to order. For now, we are satisfied with that assurance.” “We are also aware that the governors of Lagos and Kaduna states, Ambode and el-Rufai, are also in Benin and this is worrisome because if the security agencies can declare restriction on .movement even for those in the state, we are wondering why two governors not from Edo State will relocate to our state. “We think that the reasons cannot be genuine; we have gone through the period of campaigning and expect that Edo people will be left alone to vote,” he said.