The Edo State Governor-Elect, Godwin Obaseki, has admonished the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the recently concluded election, Pastor Ize-Iyamu, to stop deceiving people of the state that God told him to reclaim his stolen mandate.
Obaseki, who won the keenly contested governorship election in the state in a statement, advised Ize-Iyamu to “stop deceiving the people because he is only pursuing his ambition and so should stop mentioning God.”
In a statement by his Principal Press Secretary, John Mayaki, Obaseki said, “You never sought the face of God before, during and after the election, let alone hear from the Almighty God.
“I want to call on the unsuspecting public to beware of political false prophets and pastors who lie in God’s name and who come to them in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
“We know them in PDP and we know the pastor and his antecedents. Edo people know them by their fruits. Do Ize-Iyamu and PDP expect to gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles and reap orange and cherry?
“Let me remind them that every good tree bears good fruits while a corrupt tree bears evil fruits. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruits, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruits. So also, God cannot speak to Ize-Iyamu and even if, not without repentance.
“Edo people cannot be deceived by Pastor Ize-Iyamu’s importation of God’s name to hoodwink and whitewash.”