Obaseki's Deputy REVEALS What Ize-Iyamu Will Do To Edo State
July. 29, 2020
The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, has stated that the state will be destroyed if the All Progressive Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, wins the forthcoming election.
He made this known in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Benjamin Atu.
According to the deputy governor, Edo had witnessed a lot of institutional growth where the government was supreme and not an individual but the victory of Ize-Iyamu and his godparents would change all that.
He said: “We need strong institutions that can make the leap between individuals’ participation in governance possible through collective action and tangible improvements in people’s lives.
“We are determined to achieve a reversal of Edo’s long slide towards degradation.
“If Ize-Iyamu and his godparents are allowed into power, the state will slide deeper into ruins.”
Shaibu explained that the state had been returned to the path of greatness, adding, “Our mission for seeking a second term is to perfect all we have started and lay a developmental benchmark that cannot be reversed or destroyed.
“We are seeking a second term to establish a common vision for the future of our state,” he added.
In a related development, Youths, under the aegis of the Edo Youth Solidarity Movement, have thrown their weight behind Ize-Iyamu, in the September 19 governorship election in the state.
According to the Youths, his SIMPLE manifesto would create jobs and improve the economy of the state if implemented.
Speaking on behalf of the youth during a courtesy visit to Ize-Iyamu, the Edo-South and Edo-North leaders of the group, John Izegaegbe and Godwin Aigbokhaode, respectively, stated that they had started mobilising youths across the three senatorial districts to garner votes for the APC candidate.
“We are assuring the APC candidate and other members of the All Progressives Congress that in addition to the guaranteed votes from thousands of our members across the three senatorial districts, we have commenced mobilisation efforts in all the 18 LGAs to garner more votes on September 19,” they stated.
Responding, Ize-Iyamu lamented the state of the economy and the declining level of employment and economic opportunities for the youth.
He said, “Instead of empowering our youths and exploring all opportunities to positively engage them, the governor continues to denigrate and insult them as ‘agberos’.
“Many of you here are well-read, qualified, and competent enough to handle complex tasks and projects.
"Instead of patronising you, the governor insults you and chooses to do his business elsewhere.”
Also addressing the youths, a former National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, said with their number, he was confident of victory in the upcoming elections.
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