The Campaign Organization of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has denied begging Godwin Obaseki to return to the All Progressives Congress.
The Director of Communication and Media of the organisation, Mr John Mayaki stated that Ize-Iyamu has not held any press conference since the election .
Mayaki revealed that the video was fabricated by the media and that the video used as reference was from three months ago but Godwin Obaseki’s media cohorts manipulated it to seem as if Ize-Iyamu just made the statement.
He added that before the election, they received warnings that Obaseki and the PDP were fond of manipulating the media.
The director further revealed that the said video was made in Benin and not in Abuja as it was alleged adding that the media should be careful of what the PDP feeds them.
“This is even more so, when reporters in Benin city would report Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu who is currently in Abuja where the various media organisations are also domiciled – this is to tell you the suspicion inherent in the viral video.
“Pastor Ize-Iyamu was reported in the stories as speaking from Abuja, but it was the Benin reporters that covered the story. Were the reporters transported to Abuja? Do these media agencies actually believe the stories they carry?
“Obaseki and the PDP has a way of leaking false news to the media and the media has to be sensitive and professional in receiving these news.”
Mayaki also added that there was a fake Twitter account disguising as Pastor Ize-Iyamu and has been spreading false information to the public.
“I only wish the media had been more professional during the elections; they were not and what is done is done. They don’t know how violent and anti-democratic it was in several parts of Edo State, including Egor in Benin City, and so they reported that the elections were free and fair.
“At least, going forward, let them verify all news before passing it on. It is the basic ethic of the profession.”