Edo 2016: Ize-Iyamu signs development pact with Iyekogba Communities
The campaign tour of the governorship candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic
Party, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu took a new dimension at his meeting with
delegates of Iyekogba Communities made up of fifty-three villages in Oredo
Local Government Area.
At the meeting with the council of Enigie, elders and youth leaders of the
communities which took place at the palace of the chairman of the Enigie,
HRH Anthony Osayemwenre, the Enogie of Umegbe, the PDP candidate was
presented with a wish list in the form of a written document.
In the list was the request for the construction of roads, schools and
appointment of indigenes into influential positions in government.
According to His Royal Highness, Anthony Osayemwenre, the communities had
resolved that their support for any candidate would be dependent on his
going into a signed agreement with them.
He lamented that in spite of their size and contribution to the
determination of the electoral process, Iyekogba Communities have always
lacked government impact by way of provision of necessary infrastructure.
He stated that this time around, their demands have been spelt out in
black and white and it would become a reference point when the candidate
is elected governor.
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu said that he was delighted at the initiative of
the communities which he said he would have no difficulty signing because
all the requests were in consonance with his development drive and that of
the PDP, which members at the national assembly had demonstrated a
commitment to in Edo State.
He used the occasion to introduce his written manifesto titled the SIMPLE
Agenda which articulates in practical terms how he intends to achieve his
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu drew the attention of the members of the
communities to a page in his SIMPLE Agenda document where he specifically
mentioned the construction of the roads in Iyekogba and which would link
them to Ekewan Communities in Ovia North East Local Government Area.
He said that beyond the facilities requested, he desires to bring
industrialization to Iyekogba so as to enhance the economy of the place as
well as create jobs for members of the communities. He also spoke about
his plan for farm support and empowerment.
Thereafter pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu proceeded to sign the agreement with
Meanwhile, at the campaign rally ground, Pastor Ize-Iyamu said that it was
regrettable that eight years after Governor Adams Oshiomhole promised to
develop Iyekogba, nothing was done.
He said that instead, the governor concentrated sixty-five percent of his
development effort in his village, Iyamho.
Ize-Iyamu called on the people to reject APC which is a continuation of
the selfish agenda of Governor Adams Oshiomhole, saying that he and the
PDP has the welfare of the people of Edo State at heart.
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