Obaseki Denies Destroying Ize-Iyamu’s Campaign Billboard, Says It’s ‘Cheap Blackmail’

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, on Saturday tackled his main challenger in the September Governorship election, Osagie Ize Iyamu, over allegation that he was responsible for destroying his campaign billboards.

Obaseki, who denied destroying the billboards, described the allegation as “cheap blackmail to score lame political points.”

Obaseki is seeking re-election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), while Ize Iyamu is challenging him on the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The governor, in a statement issued on Saturday by Spokesman, Crusoe Osagie, also said “the allegations are belated antics of a routinely recycled politician”.

He said the allegations were “ludicrous and unfounded.”

He added that, “Anyone who knows Ize-Iyamu very well knows that this is his approach to politics. He raises the alarm and cries wolf when no one is chasing him.

“The state government has not removed any of his billboards. This is cheap blackmail to score lame political points.”

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