The traditional ruler of Uromi in Esan North East Local Government, His Royal Highness, Anslem Okojie, Onojie of Uromi, has debunked a statement credited to him in respect of the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
The monarch was quoted to have declared distrust on the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, due to the party’s alleged poor record of development in Esan community.
He challenged the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the media to provide evidence of such statement or risk charges for misrepresentation of issues.
In a statement by his Secretary, Chief Oza Francis, the monarch said: “Let it be noted that the Onojie of Uromi never said the following during the visit of Governor Adams Oshiomole and his entourage to the Palace: ‘That he does not trust Pastor Osagie Ize Iyamu to be the Governor of Edo State’. But that Ize Iyamu was welcome to his palace 30 times a day if he wants because they are personal friends.
“That Chief Tony Anenih cannot control him; Chief Tony Anenih is an illustrious son of Esan land and Uromi in particular, and we are so proud of him.
“That the PDP had made many unfulfilled promises in Esan land, HRH did not even make any reference to PDP during his speech.”