- Osagie Ize-Iyamu has thrown the hat into the ring in his bid to wrestle the state's seat from the incumbent governor
- The APC guber aspirant expressed confidence in coasting to victory despite Godwin Obaseki's defection to the main opposition party PDP
- Ize-Iyamu said the Edo state governor is going to fail because he has no record to run with
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Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, an aspirant gunning for the All Progressive Congress (APC) guber ticket in Edo state, has described his arch-foe, Governor Godwin Obaseki, as a failure.
Speaking with The Nation, Ize-Iyamu expressed confidence in winning the incumbent Edo governor in the guber election slated for September 2020.
The frontline APC aspirant, who was recently given a waiver and successfully screened by APC, said he is not bothered by Governor Obaseki's desperate push of his re-election bid on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
According to him, Obaseki will lose the election because he has no political scorecard to convince the voters of his competence and administration's achievements.
He berated the governor for abuse of political power saying that Obaseki's "central promise of 200,000 jobs has turned out a complete joke and a con."
"Governor Godwin Obaseki is free to pursue his ambition elsewhere. I am not bothered at all. As an incumbent, he is expected to run on his record – and that is where he is going to fail because he has no record to run with. His central promise of 200,000 jobs has turned out a complete joke and a con.
Governor Obaseki has been so consumed with his strange desire to transform the entire state into his personal fiefdom that he has not been able to get anything done. He has been trying to deflect from his failures by mischaracterizing the situation but we will force him to run on his records," Ize-Iyamu said.
The gubernatorial aspirant also said he hopes for a free and fair election and said that his government will be run on people-oriented vision if elected.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that as aspirants strive to outscore one another ahead of the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Edo state, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has maintained that the exit of Governor Godwin Obaseki from the APC has handed him a victory boost.
Ize-Iyamu expressed his confidence ahead of the Edo state election scheduled for September amid specks of dust raised by the internal unrest deluging the ruling party in the south-south state.
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