One of the governorship aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress(APC) and a former NDDC commissioner in Edo State, Mathew Iduoriyekemwen has described as “a wild wind fiction” the story making the rounds in some social media platforms that he has an issue with the State governor over an alleged property in BENIN City.
In a press statement issued in Benin City, Matthew Iduoriyekemwen said his attention was drawn to the write up which he would have ordinarily ignored stating that “for those who know me too well, I do not give responses to issues that may have happened in the imagination of some other people or at best, what could be described as a mere street adoption of “tales by moonlight” or even simply put, a poorly cooked fiction to be served to enlightened Edo minds.”
Iduoriyekemwen said, “but to satisfy the curiosity of too many Edo sons and daughters, in Nigeria and in the diaspora, as well as other well-meaning Nigerians who are interested in the continued growth and development of our dear state, I will volunteer a reaction but not to join issues with the pedestrian mind of the author of the said publication.”
The former commissioner representing Edo state on the board of the NDDC disclosed that “Let it be boldly engraved in conscious and subconscious minds of the author, his paymasters and his likes that I Matthew. A. Iduoriyekemwen, is a bonafide member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on which platform I aspired to contest the GOVERNORSHIP of our dear state, although the process is still a subject of litigation.”
“It should also be better registered in their minds also that Matthew Iduoriyekemwen, like every other forward-looking, growth and development focused Edo sons and daughters will not do anything to truncate the current move to make Edo State the first, among other states in Nigeria, and as such, their dream of a possible face-off between me and the performing governor of Edo state who is currently the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party is a “tale by moonlight” as well as an indication that their team is fast running out of steam and as such, have resulted to gutter politics which can never take them anywhere.”
“I can boldly state that even when the writer erroneously referred to me as a “rumoured land grabber”, he failed to cite instances of lands grabbed by Matthew as well as the site the court or courts where the matters are been attended to, which goes a long way to say that the writer and his sponsors are now bereft of ideas of constructive politics but now engage in propaganda and name-calling which no longer works with Edo people.”