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#Edo2020: Buhari Slammed For Endorsing Ize-Iyamu Despite Alleged N700m Fraud

by on August 8, 2020
 

Omoyele Sowore, #RevolutionNow activist, has slammed Nigerian Ruler, Muhammadu Buhari for endorsing Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), ahead of the September 19 gubernatorial election in Edo State.

According to Sowore it was wrong for Buhari to endorse Ize-Iyamu, who is under investigation for alleged corruption.

It would be recalled that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in 2015, arraigned Ize-Iyamu before a Federal High Court in Benin, the Edo State capital, for allegedly receiving about N700m from former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke in the build-up to the 2015 general elections.

Buhari, however, endorsed Ize-Iyamu, yesterday, as the party’s flag bearer for next month’s elections in Edo State.

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Mai Malla Buni, Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the APC, made the revelation on Friday, while briefing State House correspondents after presenting Ize-Iyamu to Buhari.

But Sowore said it was funny that Buhari could pretend not to know about Ize-Iyamu’s corruption case.

He tweeted:

“The nature of dementia! Pastor Ize-Iyamu is undergoing trial for N700m scam, Buhari pretends not to remember, hands him a flag to become next Edo governor, much like Senator Godswill Akpabio was asked to handle NDDC.”

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