The grand plan by Captain Hosa Okunbo, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to cause crisis in Edo State between now and election day on September 19, has been exposed.
The plan according to a very reliable source, who spoke to journalists in Benin City, “was put together after a survey sponsored by Okunbo, showed that Ize Iyamu is not a match for the incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki in the coming election.
“One of their strategies is to create a sense of crisis in the state in order to scare the electorate from coming out on election day to cast their votes. To achieve this, thugs have been stationed in hotels in Kogi State and in Auchi Town in Edo North, ready to be deployed in the days ahead.”
The source who pleaded anonymity, added that “The survey showed in clear terms that pensioners will not vote for Ize-Iyamu because they were owed arrears of pension when the APC candidate was Secretary to the Government and Chief of Staff between 1999 and 2007.”
“The Okunbo-sponsored survey also showed that government workers who have been receiving their salaries regularly, including other benefits like promotion and training under Governor Obaseki, will not vote for the APC candidate, because they don’t trust Ize-Iyamu’s capacity in managing the state’s finances, the way Obaseki, who is a renowned technocrat, has done.”
He further said that “they are not comfortable with the survey findings and they know they cannot change things over night in their favour, so they came out with the plan to disrupt the election especially in areas where they are not popular, such as Edo South and Central senatorial districts.”