It’s not compulsory that I become governor – Ize-Iyamu


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.

3 thoughts on “It’s not compulsory that I become governor – Ize-Iyamu

  1. AvatarDr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    It is presently very glaring to every sane thinking Nigerians, especially Edo State elites, that governor Godwin Obaseki, who mortgaged new Benin-teaching hospital, built with tax-payers funds by comrade Adam Oshiomhole, has been contracted out to a private company to be ran as a private teaching hospital, by governor Godwin Obaseki,even university built with taxpayers funds were mortgaged to private outfit to be ran by Godwin Obaseki, which is against the strategic-interest of the people of Edo State.

  2. AvatarPat Kolawole Awosan

    Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu,loss of Edo State, governorship poll, which was characterized by massive votes buying without manifestos, by Godwin Obaseki.

    Edo State people, are the biggest losers, as they have made their beds just the way they will sleep on their beds. Christian faith holder and pastor, like pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who wanted to contribute his quota to the massive developmental projects and education sector, of Edo State, was denied the opportunity.


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