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EDO: Beware Of PDP Fabrications, I Didn’t Beg Obaseki To Return To APC – Pastor Ize-Iyamu

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has denied begging Governor Godwin Obaseki to return to the party.

EDO: Beware Of PDP Fabrications, I Didn’t Beg Obaseki To Return To APC - Pastor Ize-Iyamu 3

KanyiDaily and other media platforms had earlier reported that Pastor Ize-Iyamu appealed to Obaseki to return to the party after Saturday’s governorship election victory.

However, the APC candidate denied the report in a statement issued by his Campaign Organisation and signed by the organisation’s Director of Communication and Media, John Mayaki, on Thursday, September 24, 2020.

Pastor Ize-Iyamu said he has not addressed media professionals after last Saturday’s poll won by Governor Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He called on the media houses to always perform due diligence in reporting events arising from Edo, stressing that unprofessionalism would render them as tools for the PDP.

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“Many media houses have once again lent themselves to the fabrications of Obaseki and the PDP, as they did throughout the campaigns and the election.

“We warned many times the media should beware of fabrications from Obaseki and the PDP’s camp, but they did not listen.

“That is why they have reported that the election was free and fair, and that is why they have said our candidate pleaded with Obaseki to come back to APC.

‘’The video in reference is from three months ago, not after the election but doctored by Obaseki’s media handlers to seek undue legitimacy.

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“We wonder if the media were being sponsored by Obaseki and the PDP, as it seems implausible that they actually believed the story.

“This is even more so, when reporters in Benin City would report Pastor Ize-Iyamu, who is currently in Abuja, where the various media organisations are also domiciled, this is to tell you the suspicion inherent in the viral video.

“Pastor Ize-Iyamu was reported in the stories as speaking from Abuja but it was the Benin reporters that covered the story. Were the reporters transported to Abuja?

“Do these media agencies actually believe the stories they carry? Obaseki and the PDP have a way of leaking false news to the media. The media have to be sensitive and professional in receiving these news.”

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The governorship candidate of APC also warned of a fake twitter account purportedly belonging to him, which had been disseminating false information, while admonishing the media to avoid it like a plague and verify all their information before passing it on.

“I only wish most of the media had been more professional during the election in Edo State but they were not. What is done is done,” he said.

“They (the media) pretended not to know how violent and anti-democratic the election was in many parts of Edo State, including Egor Local Government Area in Benin City.

“So, they (the media) reported that the election was free and fair. Going forward, let them (the media) verify all news before passing it on. It is the basic ethic of the profession.”

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KanyiDaily recalls that in June 2020, Obaseki defected from the APC to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) following his running battle with his predecessor and former National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomole.

The battle between both men led to Obaseki being disqualified from the APC governorship primaries which saw Osagie win the Edo State governorship ticket.

However, Obaseki immediately defected to PDP where he was able to secure the party’s governorship ticket and won the September 19th Edo State election.

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