The Edo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has said that he is overwhelmed with joy over the huge support and solidarity he had received from Edo people and other well-meaning Nigerians ahead of the re-scheduled September 28 governorship election, saying victory is assured by the grace of God.
He called on all the people of Edo State including those living outside the state and other residents, who are eligible voters, to come out enmass on the Election Day and vote for PDP, advising them to refuse to be induced by Governor Adams Oshiomhole-led APC and its candidate, Godwin Obaseki, who strongly believe that the conscience of the electorate could be bought by mere rice and salt.
In a press statement signed by the Media Unit of the PDP campaign organisation, Ize-Iyamu assured the Edo people that in spite of the surreptitious and devious plots by Oshiomhole-led APC leaders to manipulate the election, they would fall flat.
According to the statement, ‘’Day after day, I am being assured by the good people of Edo State and other eligible voters living in Edo State that they are strong-minded and prepared to kick out the APC government in our state.
‘’I am overwhelmed by the passion of the people towards our project to rescue our state; the people have made it clearly in the past weeks that this election is not about Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu or PDP, but the urgent need to free Edo State from the hands of those who want to destroyed it.
‘’On our part, we want to once again, assure the good people of Edo State that their votes will count; nobody or institution can rig and manipulate this election. We are ready to defend and protect our mandate with the last drop of our blood. And we know God is on our side,’’ he said.