Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon, National Vice Chairman, Media and Publicity, All Progressive Congress (APC) Edo Governorship campaign 2020, has said that Gov. Godwin Obaseki’s continuous refusal to participate in public debates shows that he is not ready to be accountable to Edo people.
Obahiagbon disclosed this during a press briefing at Ewohimi, Esan South East Local Government Council while reacting to Obaseki’s refusal to participate in the BBC Edo Governorship debate.
The APC chieftain said, “You will recall that the Governor ran away when the Governorship Debate Group organized a debate between him and the APC Governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. We thought the Governor would take the opportunity of the BBC debate to interface with Edo people and tell them what he has to offer, but he also ran away.
“What you say on the campaign rally is different from what you say when people want to subject you to accountability. It is very clear that the Governor was not ready to render accountability to the people of the state. It is also very clear that the Governor has nothing to showcase, that was why he ran away from a debate.”
He added that the Governor, who is also the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the Sept 19th, 2020, governorship election, cannot deny that the BBC gave him enough notice to have prepared his schedule in a manner that would guarantee his participation in the debate.
This, he inferred, meant the Governor was not ready to interface with the people of the state because he had no score card to display.