The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, Osagie Ize-Iyamu has said he is not desperate to become governor of the state.
Ize-Iyamu said this while addressing journalists on Thursday.
He stressed that anyone who genuinely wants to serve the people does not need to be desperate for a position.
“A man who genuinely wants to serve cannot be desperate. It is not compulsory that I should be the governor. If God wills, I will win. I assure you that if I lose the election, the worst that can happen is that I will go to court but I won’t resort to violence. We have warned our supporters against violence,” he said.
“Ours is a genuine roadmap to transform our state from its present unacceptable condition of underdevelopment to an attractive state with a vibrant economy.”
The APC candidate condemned the crisis and destruction of his posters by thugs, alleging that it was a plot to dissuade electorates from coming out to vote.
“What they are trying to do is to raise alarm so that voters will not come out to vote to enable them to write their result. We want to assure our people that there would be adequate security on election day. Let them come out to vote. We don’t need to resort to violence because we will win all the 18 local governments,” Ize-Iyamu said.
Ize-Iyamu contested the governorship election in 2016 under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but lost to Godwin Obaseki, incumbent governor, who was the APC candidate.
However, both politicians have switched platforms for the 2020 election.