By Abraham Olatokunbo
Founding DG of PDP Governors Forum, Osaro Onaiwu has cautioned Edo businessman, Capt. Hosa Okunbo to stop giving false impressions about any understanding with President Buhari on the forthcoming Edo governorship election to the electorate.
Making a statement on Thursday, Onaiwu stated that no matter how Capt. Hosa tries to sugarcoat the situation, it is evident that the Presidency has distanced itself from the Ize-Iyamu campaign, having realised that the APC has no legally recognised candidate for the election.
Mr. Onaiwu further disclosed that aside the President and his vice, 80% of APC have refused to associate with the vexed candidacy of Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
He pointed to the inability of the Edo APC to convince the party hierarchy to convene the grand finale campaign as a strong indication of disarray in that camp.
Onaiwu declared that desperation to capture power in Edo state is just the creation of Capt. Hosa, Oshiomhole and a few external wannabe expansionists.
He then wondered why Capt. Hosa is still resolute to hoodwink Edo voters by name-dropping the President, the IG of Police and DG of SSS as his collaborators in his failed bid.
Onaiwu called on Edo people to discountenance all lies being told by Capt. Hosa, saying he was on his own and only desperate to recoup the money he has invested in the Ize-Iyamu project.
Mr. Onaiwu added that now that Capt. Hosa has declared himself as a candidate alongside Oshiomhole and Ize-Iyamu, Governor Obaseki with the strength of Edo people will defeat them squarely on Saturday.
He advised Capt. Hosa and his band in the EPM to throw in the trowel and accept defeat.
According to him “it is not too late for a man to withdraw from a path of ignominy.”