Ize-Iyamu speaks on begging Obaseki to return to APC

Osagie Ize-Iyamu

The Osagie Ize-Iyamu Campaign Organisation has denied Ize-Iyamu addressed the press on Wednesday in Abuja where he urged Edo State Governor-elect Godwin Obaseki to return to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The organisaton’s director of communication and media John Mayaki stated this in a release on Thursday.

Mr Mayaki, who noted that nothing of such happened, said: “The video in reference is from three months ago, not after the election but doctored by Governor Obaseki media handlers to seek undue legitimacy.”

Meanwhile, Mayaki also warned that there is a fake Twitter account purporting to belong to Ize-Iyamu which has been disseminating false information.

He warned the media to avoid it and verify all information before passing them on.

He said, “I only wish the media had been more professional during the elections; they were not and what is done is done. They don’t know how violent and anti-democratic it was in several parts of Edo State, including Egor in Benin City, and so they reported that the elections were free and fair. At least, going forward, let them verify all news before passing it on. It is the basic ethic of the profession”.