The people of Usen ward in Ovia southwest LGA on Saturday resolved to support the APC candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as a son of soil to become the next governor of Edo state.
The people spoke through Dr. Nosakhare Arodoye at the palace of HRH Wilson Elawure, Oba Olu-Ogbe ll, the Elawure of Usen when the APC candidate paid him a courtesy visit at his palace en route his campaign at Usen in Ovia South-west LGA on Saturday.
Visibly excited at coming home, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu said, "Usen is my home and so dear to me; during my time in government the Edo State Polytechnic, Usen was established and its sad that the current Governor Obaseki decided to neglect the institution by starving it of funds. Right now the only new projects there are that of the Federal Government, TETFUND"
While promising to give life back to the school, he pledged to bring Usen to it’s pride of place in terms of development adding that as a son of the soil, he can’t afford to disappoint his people
"This isn’t about APC or PDP, but that i am your son, confident of winning and all i request for is 100% victory in the entire polling units in Usen".
Dr. Arodoye said "When the PDP candidate, Godwin
came visited, we enumerated some of our their teething challenges to him but the people knew it was going to snowball into developmental strike and holiday, the people have been waiting patiently and now is the time for us to make a very solid and wise decision.
While commending Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu who he described as a father, exceptional and heroic leader highly spirited with an unwavering integrity, who stands by what he says , added that they have no reason to go back, "We have made up our minds, resolved, resolute, resilient and above all ready to move Edo forward.
"We are not just welcoming the APC candidate to the Igieduma family but applauding the palace chiefs said they have already made a collective resolution guided by our ancestral beliefs.
While heaping praises on the former SSG, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu said he was instrumental in the appointment of their industrious son, Sunny Okundia as Permanent secretary.
Furthermore he reminded Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of how his father played a very strategic role in the coronation of their late Highness, Oba Ofaloni, stating that this was the best time to reward him for the good his father did as he said, "We are convinced that you will win and already prepared for your swearing in come November 12th, 2020".