In a recent interview on Arise Television’s The Morning Show, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, a governorship aspirant in Edo State, refuted speculations of a rift between him and Adams Oshiomhole, the former governor of the state and ex-National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ize-Iyamu categorically dismissed any notion of discord between him and Oshiomhole, asserting, “I will tell you categorically that we are on good terms. There is no quarrel between myself and Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.”
He emphasized the cordial nature of their relationship, attributing any disagreements to their strong personalities.
“We have worked closely throughout the party formation to begin to quarrel unnecessarily. The fact that we disagree does not mean that there is a problem. He has a strong personality, I also have that. So we are bound to disagree,” Ize-Iyamu explained.
Addressing reports of his alleged disqualification from the APC’s primary by a screening committee supposedly constituted by Oshiomhole, Ize-Iyamu dismissed the claim, affirming his active participation in the upcoming primary for the September 21 governorship election in Edo State.
“The issue of who becomes a candidate is not a decision for one man. Comrade Adams Oshiomhole is highly respected in our party, but even him will not tell you that ‘I will decide who will be,'” Ize-Iyamu stated.
With the ruling party scheduling the primary for February 17, Ize-Iyamu’s statements aim to dispel any notions of a strained relationship with Oshiomhole and reinforce his commitment to the gubernatorial race in Edo State.