Special Adviser to Governor Godwin Obaseki on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, has advised candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming gubernatorial election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, to go to court and face his corruption trial instead of sponsoring protests over non-existent issues.
“In a bid to distract Edo people from his ongoing trial in court for a N700 million fraud allegation, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has resorted to sponsoring protests over non-existent issues.
“There is no such thing as N20 billion debt proposal by the Edo State Government, and Edo people cannot be distracted by such wild claim,” Osagie said.
The Governor’s Aide stressed that “it is ridiculous that on a day the APC candidate is billed to appear in court after several efforts on his part to stall his prosecution, he comes up with a bogus claim of a non-existent debt proposal, and pay people to put up a protest around the court premises.
“Edo people are too intelligent to be swayed by such tantrums and staged drama of the absurd, being displayed by Pastor Ize-Iyamu and his sponsored protesters.
“We subscribe to the principle that every accused person is presumed innocent until proven guilty, but we are however worried by his apparent phobia to face the judge and the court, and his resort to diversionary tactics.”