Ize-Iyamu accuses Obaseki of running away from debate

Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, has accused Godwin Obaseki, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, of running away from a debate organised by Arise Television in Benin City ahead of Saturday’s election.

Mr Ize-Iyamu was said to have turned up for the interview while his rival in the election, Mr Obaseki did not show up.

This is coming three days after Sunday’s debate on Channels Television, where both candidates debated on issues ranging from economy to education, security, health, and agriculture, among others.

Following Mr Obaseki’s no show, John Mayaki, chairperson of Edo APC’s media campaign council, accused him of running away from the debate, saying Ize-Iyamu was always ready to serve no matter the obstacles, without giving excuses.

Mr Mayaki said, “This is the third time that Obaseki will flee from a debate. What is he running away from? From accountability and transparency? This tells you that the Channels TV debate was arranged. Sadly, someone that campaigned on accountability and said Edo would be the envy of the western world in terms of transparency is now running…

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