The convener of the #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, has faulted the President for endorsing Ize-Iyamu, who is facing corruption charges to the tune of N700m.
Sowore, who is the publisher of Sahara Reporters, tweeted, “Pastor Ize-Iyamu is undergoing trial for N700m scam, Buhari pretends not to remember.”
Speaking on the endorsement, the Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, said the President must have been in a dilemma to raise the hand of a candidate who is facing corruption charges.
He added that Buhari would have preferred to endorse the APC candidate with glee and razzmatazz in Benin City if Ize-Iyamu didn’t have the N700m corruption case on his neck.
The PDP also criticised the meeting, saying the APC candidate desperately needed the endorsement to shore up his battered image.
The factional Speaker of the Assembly, Victor Edoror, has said anyone displeased with the process should approach the court, or wait for the court to decide whether their action by convening the sitting was legal or illegal.
Speaking in an interview on a Channels Television programme on Friday, he noted that the governor was nursing fears that he might be impeached but the Assembly had no such plans.