Ahead of September 19 Edo governoeship election, the governorship candidate of the APC in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, on Monday, stormed the three Esan Local Government Igueben Local Government Areas of Esan South-East and Esan North-East where he vowed to empower and harness the agricultural potentials of Edo Central if elected as the Governor of Edo State.
In Igueben were he was received by a large crowd of enthusiastic supporters, Pastor Ize-Iyamu paid homage to the Onojie of Igueben Kingdom, HRH Ehizogie Ailuojerio I, in his palace and obtained his blessings.
Accompanied by his running mate, Mallam Gani Audu, alongside other party leaders including former Governor of the State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the governorship candidate lamented the exclusion of traditional rulers in governance and promised to partner with the traditional institutions in the state to tackle the problem of insecurity.
He said that he will put in place policies and measures that will address the real needs of the people, including easy and secure access to rural farmlands.
He accused incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki of running with a deceitful ‘Esan Agenda’ as a ploy to gain sympathetic votes, stating that the Governor’s actions in the last four years have brought no development to the Esan people.
According to him, Governor Obaseki overlooked the Esan people when presented with opportunities to include them in his administration and campaign, citing the replacement of his former Chief of Staff, Taiwo Akerele, and the appointment of his campaign DG with people from Edo South where he also hails from.OMOKOSHABAN
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