The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Edo State, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has been warned by Don Pedro Obaseki, to stop copying his intellectual property, “the SIMPLE Agenda”.
The former governorship aspirant in a statement released on Thursday noted that the former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party is using his campaign manifesto and also claiming to be the originator of the document.
Obaseki further stated that the manifesto was his idea when he was contesting for the governorship in the state in 2016.
He added that he had unveiled the SIMPLE Agenda in August 2015 during a live programme on BENTV UK, where he presented his six-pronged campaign manifesto as an aspirant.
The former governorship aspirant noted that the SIMPLE idea is an acronym for Security and Social Welfare; Infrastructure Development and Urban Renewal; Manpower Development and Training; Public-Private Partnership; Leadership by Example and Employment for Edo Youths.
He said: “It has come to my attention that people have been advertising their campaign manifesto to be the SIMPLE Agenda, which is a direct lifting of my ideas I shared publicly in 2015.”
“So, I state categorically that I would be commencing processes for retrieving my Intellectual Property, as it is obvious that the idea did not originate from those who are pushing on with it today.”