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“Invite Ize-Iyamu too” – PDP reacts to DSS invitation of Edo APC leaders

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo state has asked the Department of State Services (DSS) to invite Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC over the hate speech.

Recall that the DSS had invited ten APC leaders in Edo state for a meeting at its Benin office by 11.00 am on Saturday over a petition written by the PDP to the security agency to investigate a viral video. In the video, the APC members called themselves the “lions and tigers of Edo State,” while visiting the Ize-Iyamu at his residence in Benin, the state capital.

But in an interview on Saturday in Benin City, Edo PDP Publicity Secretary, Mr Chris Nehikhare, wondered why the DSS failed to invite Ize-Iyamu alongside the APC members for questioning.

Nehikhare noted that the PDP would be watching the development as “we petitioned the SSS on many occasions, especially when they called themselves lions and tigers.

“We petitioned the DSS when the APC candidate was telling them and inciting them that  during the election, they should go and disrupt the election in the various units and various wards.”

Among those invited by the DSS was Mr Tony Adun, aka Kabaka, who was seen in the viral video introducing others to  Ize-Iyamu as the “lions and tigers of Edo,” the national chairman of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), Mr Erio Osakpawan,  aka Nomoless.

Others are Ehis Adams – APC leader in Oredo; Osaro Idahosa – APC leader in  Ikpoba-Okha, and Okunbor Roberts – APC Leader in Ovia South-West Local Government Area of the state, ‘Atarodo’, Kingsley Amedo; Richard Obe; Osarobo Idehen and Dr Emma.

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