The Edo governorship election battle the APC and PDP candidate Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and the incumbent governor Godwin Obaseki is getting deeper as the election date draws closer members of each candidate’s family seem to be peaching their tents with the opposition.
In fact, the Ize-Iyamu family on Saturday, August 1, 2020 public announced that it was throwing its weight in support of the incumbent governor Obaseki.
Osazee Ize-Iyamu, who spoke on behalf of the family according to a report by Daily Trust, said Ize-Iyamu has too much baggage that compromises his candidacy.
“The family is not sentimental about their decision. “We are unanimous about this and Obaseki is our preferred candidate at this time. “Ize-Iyamu, compared to the technocrat governor, is no match, by any standards,” he said.
Osazee credited Obaseki with fixing roads and improving public schools in the state, as well as taking care of workers.
“Members of the Ize-Iyamu family who are retirees have been receiving their monthly pension without stress under Obaseki.
“These are things we did not enjoy when Osagie Ize-Iyamu was chief of staff and secretary to the state government.”
See Pastor Ize-Iyamu’s post of getting the endorsement of Obaseki’s family for Edo State Governorship;
This morning, I received the endorsement of the prominent Obaseki family at a meeting led by Mr. Osaro and Victor Obaseki.
— Pastor Ize-Iyamu (@PastorIzeIyamu) August 1, 2020
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