There is no contention any longer that Ex-governor Oshiomhole and the perpetual political migrant, Ize-Iyamu, are displaying crucial domesticated canine-like characteristics in the ongoing APC battles in Edo State.
While none of the two politicians should in any way be compared to the popular domestic but mostly low pedigreed variety of the pet (Bingo), it is however infallible to state that the morally and consistently deficit existence of Ize-iyamu and Oshiomhole inclines both politicians to conduct at the bracket levels of the mammal in reference. Or how else can one explain the ongoing despicable theatre featuring Oshiomhole and Ize-Iyamu with both trying to outdo each other in salivating rapaciously over their own vomits.
Humans often brag that we occupy the zenith in the hierarchy of living things because only dogs eat their own vomits. But Ize-Iyamu and Oshiomhole are currently in the glare of national television broadcasts regurgitating, licking and feasting on their vomits.
For obvious unscrupulous reasons and definite ignoble intent, Oshiomhole, is now in the frenzy of recantations; the suspended national chairman of APC now says that his previous often- repeated description of Ize-Iyamu, as the very definition and the key mastermind of kleptomania in governance, was a mere joke.
So, Oshiomhole, who regrettably was once entrusted with the economic and financial fate of Edo people is now gulping his own vomit and stating that he ( Oshiomhole) was deliberately misleading the people when he presented the litany of Ize-Iyamu’s infliction of wreckage on the finances and prosperity of Edo people. The Edo electorate very well knew the deleterious character traits of Ize-Iyamu hence he was vehemently rejected at the 2016 governorship polls.
Oshiomhole in rare moments of verbal sobriety so rightly articulated then, that Ize-Iyamu was a dubious controlling figure (once Chief of Staff and later Secretary to Government) at various times in Ex-Governor Lucky Igbinedion 8-year tenure.
Oshiomhole’s testimony was factual that Ize-iyamu uncontrollably ravaged and expropriated the commonwealth of Edo people during the period. I would say with utmost respect that while Lucky Igbinedion was the Governor in the 1999 – 2007 years, Ize-Iyamu was the de-fato Pharaoh in the Philistine PDP regime. But the devious masquerade character of Oshiomhole is now on display- Oshiomhole is indisputably somersaulting and flip-flopping for odious pecuniary gains.
Worse than the canine, Oshiomhole is actually attempting to insult the collective memory of Edo people. In the bastardized romance with Ize-Iyamu, Oshiomhole is unknowingly crafting the closing lines of his own tragic political history.
And for Oshiomhole’s partner in the ill-fated wedlock, Ize-Iyamu is a character that is famously bereft of any abiding principle in life’s dealings, Cutting corners and attempting to enter into promising situations by literally ‘jumping fences’ and breaking in through back doors as has been his modus operandi.
This is not the time to talk about the ‘disappearance’ of the nearly one-billion naira allocated for PDP gubernatorial campaign in 2016 or Ize-Iyamu’s leading role in the destructive fate that was visited on the once job-producing and profit-making Bendel Brewery .
The day is rapidly approaching to give full narration to Ize-Iyamu’s story of economic and financial piracy against Edo people. The jury of accountability is coming and History will deliver its consequence.
If Oshiomhole and Ize-Iyamu were to reflect with a modicum of conscience, they would have, for instance, had some serious reservations about the choice of the location for the supposed welcome rally for ize-Iyamu.
But the duo have never really had dependable moral compass hence Oshiomhole forgot that the very same 5-football field-sized Ugbor/GRA property to which Ize-Iyamu allegedly invited people for his decamping ceremony was once described by the ex-governor as a ‘’fertile EFCC target’’.
Now, the same Oshiomole in a shameless volte-face actively canvassed that Ize-Iyamu could use the extravagantly mansion-laden property as his (Ize-Iyamu) starting point for his certain disastrous political adventure.
Oshiomole used to describe the dubiously acquired property as the hard physical exhibit A of criminality. The ex-governor swore in the past that the alphabets PDP stood for Pastor Deceive People. The situation is all beginning to look more today as OPDP, meaning, Oshiomhole-Pastor Deceiving People.
If Ize-Iyamu was actually coming to APC for equity, he could have showed his clean hands at the purported welcome rally; the former Secretary to Edo PDP government, should perhaps have told some of the now grown children of pensioners, who were at the rally, how much of their late parents unpaid benefits was squandered in the Pastor’s earthly wealth at the noxiously criminal Ugbor/GRA Estate.
The so-called Comrade or more properly, COMEANDRAID, may now deliberately choose to forget, but we the people shall not, that Ize-Iyamu was a chief policy architect in the PDP government that routinely owed teachers 8-10 months arrears of salaries in the Sodom and Gomorrah years of PDP years.
Should Ize-Iyamu’s forgiveness for acceptance into APC not be preceded by a full range of confession for the Pastor’s economic and financial crimes against Edo people?
It should be noted for clarity that the central point in the Ize-Iyamu’a political migration story is not whether the State’s legitimate APC leaders want him in the party or not, the only point at issue is that Ize-Iyamu should seek entrance into the APC through legitimate channels.
Understandably, the party’s set down procedure may be difficult for someone who has formed the sick habit of always cutting corners and jumping into his targeted locations through fences and walls. Ex-Vice Chancellor Grace Alele-Williams sought in the 1980s (30 years) ago to rusticate Ize-Iyamu from the University of Benin when the same PDP character attempted to jump through the security wall of VC’s residence to force some demands on the academic don.
One would have thought Ize-Iyamu had learnt lessons from his early life experience. He failed then at the University of Benin to achieve whatever selfish motives he was pursuing, just in the same way his attempted entrance into APC through the back door will fail horrendously and tragically.
Ize-Iyamu must show fidelity to APC rules by commencing his journey from his Ugboko Ward in Orhiomwon local government area of Edo State.
Then he should properly tender his unit/Ward membership card at the state level before he would be duly recognized as having joined the APC. The purported decamping event on FRIDAY THE 13TH was a charade.
For once in his contorted existence, Ize-Iyamu should do the right thing.