By Osasere Ogbeide
The Edo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council (ESPDPCC) has lampooned the embattled All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the Edo governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu over embarrassing allegations that his much-hyped “SIMPLE” agenda was copied from another Edo state governorship aspirant in 2015.
In a statement signed and circulated on its behalf by Chris Nehikhare, the campaign council said it is unfortunate that the APC candidate has become a butt of public ridicule following the emergence of video interview wherein another Edo state governorship aspirant in 2015, Don Pedro Obaseki, unveiled the same SIMPLE agenda document as his campaign manifesto in that election.
The PDP campaign council stated that this embarrassing development has not only further shown that the APC and its candidate have no agenda for Edo state but also highlights the allegations by the former National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, that the APC candidate is a person of questionable character who cannot be trusted with the position of the governor of Edo state.
The ESPDPCC consequently charged Ize-Iyamu to immediately speak out on the allegation as plagiarism is a serious criminal offence for which culprits must be prosecuted according to the law.
“This is because any individual aspiring for the position of a state governor must live above board and be seen as so in the eyes of the voting population
“In this regard, we urge the Inspector General of Police to commence an investigation into this very weighty allegation against the APC governorship candidate,” ESPDPCC further stated.