Governor Adams Oshiomhole has said the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu is jealous of his numerous achievements in the last eight years.
In a response to Ize-Iyamu’s allegation that the Oshiomhole government caused the flooding on Ugbowo road in Benin City, Oshiomhole, through his chief press secretary, Mr Peter Okhiria, said “We note that Mr Ize-Iyamu is still living in the past; a past filled with emptiness and incompetence which was displayed by the government of Mr Lucky Igbinedion in which Ize-Iyamu served as chief of staff and secretary to government.
“It is laughable that Ize-Iyamu has come out to make such a wild allegation of flooding on Ugbowo road. The same road on which many people were washed away by flood during their eight years of crass incompetence and cluelessness.
“Ize-Iyamu’s outburst can only come from a man consumed by envy over the numerous achievements of the Comrade Governor on roads construction, deflooding of the State capital through the Benin Storm-water Masterplan; construction and reconstruction of red-roof schools; construction of a brand new 5-Star Central Hospital; construction of brand new General Hospitals in Otuo and Ewohinmi; reconstruction of other General hospitals across the state; construction of a world-class university, payment of a new N25,000 Minimum wage to workers in the state public service, the only state to do so in the country; facilitation of multi-billion dollar investments into the state, among other numerous achievements.
“The people of Edo State have not forgotten how the failed Government in which Ize-Iyamu served as SSG created the Tom Line River and how perennial flooding at the 5-Junction area of the state capital continued unabated during their time, due to the low quality of governance they provided.