The Governorship election in Edo State seems to be getting tougher daily after seven local elected local Councilors in Oredo Local Government, including the one from Governor Godwin Obaseki‘s ward declared their support for the All Progressives Congress Governorship candidate.
The Chairman, Edo State APC Media Campaign Council, John Mayaki, noted that the also promised to deliver their local government for Ize-Iyamu.
Hon. Collins Eweka of Ward 12, Mr Smart Ehioze of Ward 03, Mr Geofrrey Enabulele of Ward 08, Mr Bright Aisien of Ward 04, Mr Omoregbe Samuel of Ward 07, Mr Efosa Ogiame of Ward 11, and Mr Reliance Okugbowa of Ward 09 met with Ize-Iyamu and other leaders of the APC on Tuesday in his private residence to reassure him of their complete support ahead of the September 19 Governorship election.
Mayaki while speaking at the meeting noted that he is loyal to the party which got him his position and that of others in Oredo LG, remains with the party and they will ensure the victory of Pastor Ize-Iyamu at the polls.
Other lawmakers attested to Ize-Iyamu’s accessibility, leadership, ability to bring the government closer to the people through other elected local officers in a peaceful government governed by respect engagement and focus on development, as opposed to the victimization and vendetta that presently obtains.
Ize-Iyamu while speaking with the lawmakers noted that their visit and support shows that APC controls the whole of Oredo Local Government.
In his words, “Out of the 12 Councilors elected to represent the people of Oredo LG, we have 7 here with us, including that of the Governor’s ward. It is a clear indication to all that Oredo is APC and we will record a comprehensive victory there at the polls.”
“I salute the Councilors for their courage. I know the victimization that they have been enduring because free choice is now a crime in Edo State due to the desperation of the incumbent, but I assure them that it will come to an end very soon.”
Other APC leaders at the meeting including the Director-General of the Campaign Council for the Edo Governorship election, General Cecil Esekhaigbe, and Hon. Chris Okaeben, the member-elect of Oredo West in the Edo Assembly, all commended the Councilors and them of the party’s support in their ongoing mobilization efforts.
Source: Naija News