ex-political office holders from Edo North adopt Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu for PDP gubernatorial ticket
– By Osikhena Abu
Former chairman, vice chairmen, secretaries to LGAs, Supervisors and Councilors in the six council areas of Edo North; Etsako East, Etsako West, Etsako Central, Akoko-Edo, Owan East, and Owan West LGAs, have adopted Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as their candidate for the PDP gubernatorial election that will hold shortly in Benin.
The above-mentioned who are also delegates of the PDP in Edo State took this unprecedented decision to back Ize-Iyamu at a meeting in Fugar, headquarters of Etsako Central LGA. Other affiliate groups, including women and youth groups also endorsed this adoption.
The ex-political office holders said that after a thorough check on all the aspirants jostling for the Edo State governorship seat in all the political parties, they had come to the conclusion that Ize-Iyamu was the best, considering his experience, clout and temerity.
A former Leader of Akoko-Edo legislative council, Mr. Ade Ajayi, boasted that in Ize-Iyamu, the PDP’s hope of reclaiming Edo State from the All Progressives Congress, APC, was most certain, adding that like minds from the APC were willing to team up with them once Ize-Iyamu emerged the PDP candidate.
“We have made serious efforts to put this together. We have looked at the profiles of all the aspirants across the party and have no doubt that PDP’s chances are brightest with Ize-Iyamu. We have since discovered that he is capable of bringing together those things needed to ensure victory for the party.” Ade Ajayi said.
Mr. Richard Olori from Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of the state moved the motion for the adoption of Ize-Iyamu, while six other persons from each of the six local government areas in the district seconded the motion.
Some of those who attended the meeting include Jaret Tenebe, Abu Dokpesi, Abu Maipata, former council chairmen, vice chairmen, secretaries, supervisors and councilors in the six councils of Edo North district.