Edo Journalists Set For Showdown Over Pastor IZE-IYAMU’S N4Million Parting Gift. admin
Edo Journalists Set For Showdown Over Pastor IZE-IYAMU’S N4Million Parting Gift.
….. Campaign Communications Director, others fingered
Another brewing crisis may well rock the unity of the Edo State Chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists,NUJ, any time Soon if nothing is done to abate the Impending tensons over N4MILLION parting Gift from Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu to its members.
On invitation of July 31, 2020, the Union and its members honoured the Media Parly by the Candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Pastor Osagie IZE-IYAMU’S at his residence in Ugbo Axis.
It was gathered that, after the media Parly, the APC Candidate parted with about N4MILLION naira to members who had attended the invitation event as part of his efforts to build synergy with the pen proffessioners ahead of the 2020 Gubernatorial Election.
The said amount, was disbursed “unevenly” by some Journalists who were also involved in the missing N5million naira former Governor Oshiomhole also parted with at the peak of his reign in collaboration with his Media and Communications Director.
This act may perhaps done unknowingly to their principal who may have wished it was done rightly but with acrimony.
It was learnt that, some correspondents to leading newspapers, got over a hundred and twenty thousand naira and unfairly gave Ten thousand naira to other vibrant correspondents.
It was also learn that, a living ancestor who had put in over three decades in the profession got nothing while others who deliver reports, sparingly got between thirty and twenty thousand naira as it pleases the healy perpertrators
According to an eyewitness, the unven disbursement was allegedly orchestrated by the Campaign Director of Communications, who have been seen by many in the industry as a “Greedy panting tiny tot” worst than his principal now handling his Media space.
Nobody would have expected that, these sets of “fund hackers” who are now described as pen robbers will deny fellow Journalists access to the largesse made available in an open invitations to the Union.
Like Father, Like Son,It is now monumentally and recurrently palpable to swindle Campaign Funds every given Election year by the candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu which has also reflected in Media Communications Director.
Between Ize-Iyamu and his Campaign Media and Communications Director, “it’s in them” and has become a behavioural prototype to divert fund for projects.
Unlike every other election year, Pre and post election Conducted since the Country returned to Democratic proceedings, in 1998, the name Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu had been synonimous with allegations of rocket speed deception particularly funds voted to either convinced electorates or meant to support Journalists in the state.
Recall that, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu who was alleged to have swindled the 700milion Patrimony and Campaign funds in the last election is facing alleged fraud case in court having been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over his involvement.
When Comrade Adams Ishiomhole, the former Governor of Edo State described pastor Ize-Iyamu as a “common thief” who can’t be trusted with his kitchen key, many thoughts he was unserious, but today, this is the first step to many of such expected “if” they are allowed to occupy the seat of Power come September.
Now with the trend, it’s perceived that, the media and Communications wing of the Ize-Iyamu’s Campaign is also exhibiting same line as his principal would do whenever monies are entrusted in his care.
This act of misdeamor is also similar to Political parties who releases fund to propagate its aganeda and is misapproprated.
We have seen monies given to people to disburse that have been diverted to private pockets, therefore, living Candidates, who are expected to win, subjected by the unruly agents, to lose the election.
By their fruits, ye shall know them and Edo People must resist these bunch of cranks whose main aim is to perforate
the state Treasury and share it among their cronnies.
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and his Political Media aide are one of a common thief whose intents to invade the state Treasury must be seriously checked now by all.