*Edo 2016: 'We hear your cries', Ize-Iyamu brings hope to thousands of supporters at PDP Campaign Flag off*
The gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo
state, Pastor Ize-Iyamu on Monday has assured the People of Edo State that
his government will change their lot for the better.
The Candidate who said he was aware of the pains felt by the people called
on the people to join his party to change the current regime of oppression
Speaking to a mammoth crowd at the Baptist Convention Ground in Benin,
venue of his flag off, Ize-Iyamu said, “Edo people, we feel your pains, we
hear your cries. That is why we are contesting”.
He added, “We must restore the lost glory of Edo State. Join us to change
the change. Join us to change this government of deceit
“We promise you, the change we will bring will not put you in bondage,
unemployment, kill businesses”, adding that the change he was promising
would support agriculture, create jobs, industries and bring even
development to all parts of the state.
“We are tired of deceit. We will give scholarships, bursaries, build
schools and provide sporting facilities”
The governorship hopeful thanked his party for giving him the mandate and
described it as a privilege and honour to fly the PDP flag and expressed
optimism that his party will win the September 10 elections with the
support of the people
Ize-Iyamu who used the ocassion to introduce his running mate, Hon John
Yakubu, also promised to develop every part of the state, and not
discrminate against any zone.
The Edo State PDP Chairman, Chief Dan Orbih brought relief to the audience
as he announced that there were no more factions in the party as a High
Court sitting in Port Harcourt affirmed Sen Ahmed Makarfi as the authentic
chairman of the party.
Orbih described the party’s candidate, Ize-Iyamu as the political redeemer
of the state, whom he said would deliver the PDP’s vision of a greater Edo
He lamented that the intolerance exhibited by the state governor by
denying the party the use of the Sam Ogbemudia stadium and called on people
of the state to dismiss the ruling APC from the government house come
He stated that the decision of the governor to impose a candidate on the
people of Edo state in the person of Godwin Obaseki is unacceptable, and
will not stand.
He also accused the governor of withdrawing N500 million every month from
the state’s account in the name of “urgent security matters”, even as he
asked, “is Boko Haram in the state?”.
The event was attended by citizens from all walks of life across the three
senatorial districts of the state, traditional rulers, civil society
groups, the business community and prominent politicians including former
PDP BoT chairman, Chief Tony Anenih; the Esama of Benin Kingdom, Chief
Gabriel Igbinedion and Chief Tom Ikimi.
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