The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has refuted the rumours made by Edo’s All Progressive Congress (APC) Governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, over claims that it sold its ticket to Governor Obaseki for 15billion naira.
Speaking in Port Harcourt, Rivers State at the weekend, the Edo PDP Campaign Council said the allegation were baseless and untrue.
Reacting to the allegations, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, chairman of daar communications and Leader of the Publicity Committee of the council, said, he wondered where should amount of money would be drawn to give the party.
Chief Raymond who was accompanied with other members of the committee such as Senator Dino Melaye said it was unimaginable, Ize-Iyamu, who dumped APC for PDP in 2016 to contest for the same position without giving anybody a dime, would be making such allegation.
He said: “I do not know from which of the resources we would have expected Obaseki to have drawn N15bn to give to who?”
“When Ize-Iyamu left APC did he give anybody a dime to come into PDP that he ran in the ticket in 2016 ?”
“There is no iota of truth in that allegation. It is a fantom charge and it is part of the known propaganda and lies that that party parades at all times.”
“To who did he give the money? Is it to the leaders, the governors, members of BoT? It is arrant nonsense and unacceptable allegation.”
“It is to incite the PDP followers in Edo State that their leaders had been settled and they didn’t get any portion of that”.
He also said that Edo voters were rallying support for PDP, adding that he is confident that they will come out victorious in the forth coming gubernatorial election.