Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the Edo APC governorship candidate has expressed gratitude to the people of Edo Central Senatorial for their show of love and support for his quest to govern the state and reminded them to vote APC in September.
Speaking at Emaudo, Ekpoma at a campaign rally to round off his tour of the district, he said that he was overwhelmed by the huge turnout of people at Igueben, Ubiaja, Uromi, Irrua and Ekpoma inspite of the hot sun, Covid19 and the hardship, as he urged them to back to their wards, streets and homes to tell others about the APC and the Simple Agenda.
"People said Edo South will be won by APC, Edo North will be won by APC but Edo Central, they are not sure. I asked why are you not sure? They said they are not sure. But I can tell them now that I am very very sure.
"One of the reasons why they were not sure of Esanland is because the people said they have an Esan Agenda… which says that in four years time, Obaseki will hand over to an Esan Governor. But he has not been able to say this publicly like he cannot write his promises down".
According to the APC candidate, "if someone is promising you something you need to look at their actions, as action speaks louder than word", adding that Obaseki does not love Esanland else he would have appointed an Esan as Head of Service; to replace his Chief of staff, who resigned or as his campaign director.
He said that the recent resort to a bank loan by the state-owned Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma to pay the July salaries of its staff is evidence that Obaseki has been underfunding the only state investment in Esanland!
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu said that Governor Obaseki reduced the AAU monthly subvention by over 200% adding that, "The subvention when Comrade Adams Oshiomhole was Governor was N250million. But the governor who pretends to love Esanland reduced it to N96million per month".#