Edo Grassroot Movement for Democracy, EGMD, a political pressure group, on Monday said Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu clearance by the APC screening committee was a clear sign of victory in the September 19th Governorship election for All Progressive Congress, APC.
The group said since Ize-Iyamu’s returned to the APC, the party has continue to witness unprecedented influx of PDP into the party and noted that it was a clear demonstration of his popularity and acceptability.
Coordinator of the group, Idemudia Osagie, in a chat told LEADERSHIP that what the state APC need a true leader that can accommodate the good, bad and ugly unlike the politics of exclusively which led to the crisis in the party.
“Today, we are happy that Obaseki has been shown the way out of the party. We are not surprise because we saw this coming, it was a question of time.
“Ize-Iyamu will make a great Governor because he has both a sense of legacy and self-restraint adding that he is from a traditional Benin family and fully recognizes the traditional restraints expected of leaders put in charge of the people. His pedigree is noble”
He noted that Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, by the virtue of our close association with him over the years, has distinguished himself to us as a better manager of men and resources than the current administrator of the state that robs the meager resources of Edo State without question and without accountability.
The group added that Ize-Iyamu is also the pick because others, in my view, lack the spread of followership to deliver the state to the APC in the governorship election slated for September this year.