The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the Edo Governorship
election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has vowed to empower and harness
the agricultural potentials of Edo Central, Esan land, if elected as
the Governor of Edo State on the 19th of September.
He made this promise at the official kick-off of his campaign in the
region, with his campaign trail hitting Igueben Local Government Area,
Esan South-East LGA, Ubiaja, and Uromi Local Government where he was
received by large crowds.
In Igueben LGA, Ize-Iyamu and his running mate, Mallam Gani Audu,
alongside other party leaders including former Governor of the State,
Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, paid homage to the Onojie of Igueben
Kingdom, HRH Ehizogie Ailuojerio I, in his palace and obtained his
Pastor Ize-Iyamu 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 and develop policies
and measures that would address the real needs of the people,
including easy and secure access to rural farmlands.
He accused the 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 Godwin 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.