The All Progressives Congress (APC) youths in Edo State have called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to prosecute governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, over the N700million allegedly disbursed for the 2015 presidential campaign in the state.
This is just as the youths challenged the state chapter of the PDP in the state to come up with evidence linking the APC governorship candidate, Mr. Godwin Obaseki to the alleged N5.5billion shares misappropriation deal presently being investigated by the House of Representatives.
In a statement issued in Benin City yesterday, the APC youth leader, Comrade Osakpanwa Eriyo said that “the delay in prosecuting him is suspicious, and it is not in the interest of the anti-corruption war of the Federal Government. We are also going to compile Ize-Iyamu’s activities during the Igbinediona administration to the EFCC because all those who destroyed the economy of Edo state for ten years that PDP was in power must pay dearly for it”.
In defending the APC guber candidate against involvement in the shares misappropriation allegation, Eriyo said: “we also read an attempt to malign the name of our governorship candidate Godwin Obaseki; we are calling on the PDP to come up with evidence against him, and if it is true we will equally call on the EFCC to prosecute him. But we are aware that Obaseki has been in the public sector and has worked hard for all he owns today”.