At least seven out of the 12 elected local Councilors in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State, including that of Governor Godwin Obaseki’s Ward, have all declared support for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, and promised to deliver a landslide victory for him in the local government are.
Hon. Collins Eweka of Ward 12; Mr. Smart Ehioze of Ward 03; Mr. Geofrrey Enabulele of Ward 08; Mr. Bright Aisien of Ward 04; Mr. Omoregbe Samuel of Ward 07; Mr. Efosa Ogiame of Ward 11; and Mr. Reliance Okugbowa of Ward 09 met with the APC candidate and other leaders of the APC yesterday in his private residence to reassure him of their complete support ahead of the September 19 governorship election.
Speaking at the meeting, the Councilor of Ward 04 where Obaseki is registered maintained that as an elected local lawmaker on the platform of the APC, his loyalty, and that of others in Oredo LGA, remains with the party, adding that they will ensure the victory of Ize-Iyamu at the polls.
Other lawmakers attested to Ize-Iyamu’s accessibility, leadership, ability to bring the government closer to the people through other elected local officers in a peaceful government governed by respect engagement and focus on development, as opposed to the victimisation and vendetta .
In his address to the lawmakers, Ize-Iyamu said their visit and open endorsement represent a clear indication to all that the APC maintains full political control of the Oredo LGA.
In his words, “Out of the 12 Councilors elected to represent the people of Oredo LG, we have seven here with us, including that of the governor’s ward. It is a clear indication to all that Oredo is APC and we will record a comprehensive victory there at the polls.”