The gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the September 10 election in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has made a passionate appeal to Orhionmwon people to vote overwhelmingly for him on the day of election.
He made this appeal on the party’s final tour of Orhionmwon Local Government Area, his local government of origin. Speaking at separate occasions in Okogbo, Oza and Omolua Igbanke, Pastor Ize-Iyamu said that Orhionmwon people should see his governorship ambition as their own ambition and thus commit themselves to voting for him, a hundred percent, because he is their son.
He stated that for the first, time an indigene of Orhionmwon has the opportunity of becoming the governor of the state and that the people should strive to make it possible by their uncommon support.
Ize-Iyamu said this was an opportunity for the local government to have one of their own in power to redress all the wrongs that have been done it by successive administrations.
He lamented that despite Orhionmwon being the largest local government area in Edo State and that despite being an oil and producing area; despite having the largest forest reserve in the state, there has never been substantial investment by government to improve the economic, infrastructure and human capital of the local government. He promised to bring development commensurate to the contribution of Orhionmwon.
Ize-Iyamu said that he was not seeking their support just because he is their own but that he is best qualified and has the best plan for the state.
Speaking on behalf of the enigie of the six autonomous clans of Igbanke, the chairman of the Igbanke Council of Enigie, HRH Isaac Ogbeiwi Uwaifo, said Ize-Iyamu is a son of Orhionmwon that they know and are proud of. He assured him of their support. He thereafter led in a special prayer which he said is to ensure his success.
Thereafter, the association of pastors of Igbanke prayed for Ize-Iyamu while expressing their support.
Earlier at Oza, the Odionza of Oza with his Council of Elders had also prayed for Ize-Iyamu while assuring him of the support of Oza Community.
Chief Dan Orbih, the PDP State Chairman who was in the campaign train joined Ize-Iyamu in the appeal for maximum home support.
Ize-Iyamu hails from Iguododo Community in Orhionmwon Local Government Area.