By Chuks Ekpeneru
A key ally of Rotimi Amaechi in the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chukwuemeka Eze has enjoined the party’s governorship candidate in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu to seek financial compensation from Adams Oshiomhole for causing him the electoral damage that led to his defeat.
Eze who is a fanatical ally of the minister of transportation squarely blamed Oshiomhole for the party’s loss of Edo State even as he enjoined the winner, Governor Godwin Obaseki to return to the APC after his inauguration.
Eze, in a press release said Oshiomhole exhibited “self-styled and kooky steering model” in the election.
The statement added, “While appealing to Obaseki to find a place in his heart to forgive Oshiomhole and all those who helped him cause havoc in the APC.
He said that Obaseki is still welcomed in the APC as he was there at the formative stage.
Eze further hailed “the good people of Edo State for demonstrating character and displaying their resolve to guard jealously and protect the funds and economy of the state from external hawkers who are shopping for opportunities to extend the boundaries of their squandermania and slavery spirit to other territories.
The APC stalwart counselled the candidate of the APC in the just concluded Edo election, Pastor Ize-Iyamu, “to prevail on Oshiomhole to offset all his electoral expenses, seeing that it was his damaging campaign against him as well as his poor leadership mannerisms that caused him and the APC the election.”
Eze joined President Muhammadu Buhari in commending INEC and security agencies for displaying a high degree of competence and professionalism which translated into a peaceful and very successful electoral outing.
“He called on Nigerians to commend the President for allowing a transparent process, describing him as a true statesman and democrat.
“Eze said with this record, President Buhari has equaled the democratic feat of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, who allowed the votes of Edo people to count in 2012 when Adams Oshiomhole was re-elected as the state governor against all odds.”