I will support local government autonomy – Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has pledged that when elected governor on September 2016, he will allow local governments to thrive again and have autonomy so that they would be able to trickle down development to the grassroots.
Speaking at the palace of Alhaji D. Y. E. Kanoba the Egiegbai II of Ekperi kingdom, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu lamented how the outgoing APC government of Adams Oshiomhole has mistreated the people of Ekperi kingdom, said that he would allow local governments to be functional again so as to fast track development across the state.
He said that he was in Ekperi to seek for support. He asked the people not to vote for a stranger who does not know the history and detail of the people. He said that the APC was presenting a candidate who has never voted in Edo state and who does not know the nooks and crannies of Edo state.
Responding, the monarch sued for peace and understanding among all candidates. He warned that no party should use weapons during the campaigns, stressing that it was forbidden in the kingdom. While stating that traditional rulers do not campaign, but he was bold to appreciate Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu for being there for Ekperi land over the years. He said that he is free to do into Ekperi land peacefully and campaign and prayed for peace and blessings.
“The positions you are looking for, may the Almighty Allah give it to, no matter the obstacles because I strongly believe that God is the maker of rulers” HRH Aljaji D.Y.E. Kanoba said.