Ize-Iyamu promises to create modern towns
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Edo State Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) governorship candidate, on Tuesday assured the people of Auchi of modern facilities that would go with modern development such as modern schools, hospitals, markets and other infrastructures that befit the town as one of the major towns in the state.
Ize-Iyamu, who spoke at the palace of the Otaru of Auchi, Alhaji Aliu Momoh Ikelebe III, when his campaign team berthed in Etsako West Local Government Area said if elected governor he would ensure that all major towns, including Auchi get the right development they deserve.
The PDP governorship candidate explained the reason behind his widely circulated campaign brochure called the Simple Agenda, declaring that the printed material would be used as a guide by the people of the state to assess his government.
According to him, my Simple Agenda brochure is being circulated widely so that in the years to come, Edo people would be able to look at the brochure and place it with my achievements.
He said that politicians could no longer stand on a podium and recite their plans and manifestos without a proper documentation of how they would be assessed.
Ize-Iyamua also spoke on the vigilante groups set up by the Otaru in Auchi and environs, pointing out that they have been effective in tackling the security challenges in the area.
While observing that such efforts should be supported by government by providing them with vehicles, communication equipment and payment of allowances, Ize-Iyamu promised that if elected he would pay special attention to security in both urban and rural areas of the state that would enhance development.
“I need something Edo people will look at and assess my activities. I need a blueprint to achieve what I want to achieve. We need to create new cities people will be proud of, cities that will become models with schools, markets and hospitals.
“Government is not doing that now. What we are seeing now is that shanties are growing up instead of cities. The hospital in Auchi has nothing to be proud of despite the position of Auchi in Edo. We need to create hospitals and incentives that will make medical personnel stay in their places.”
In his response, the Otaru of Auchi said the nation was experiencing hard times because of sins that have been committed by Nigerians.
According to the Otaru, “I wish to express my conviction that the world would soon come to an end. I want to admonish all to be good to fellow human beings since reward awaits every deed of man.
“The hour is near when the heaven and earth will be no more. Depending on what we do in this life, we will get reward here and hereafter. We should do justice to all, either Christian or Muslim”, he said.