- Ize-Iyamu has received the backing of Christians and non-indigenes ahead of the governorship election
- The group said Ize-Iyamu and his deputy have done so much for them even when they are not in government
- Going further, they said the body of Christ and interest of non-indigenes will be prioritised in Ize-Iyamu's administration
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The national coordinator of Christian Leadership Forum and non-indigines support group in South-South, Rev James Akpan and deputy coordinator Esther Edosa have urged all their members to support Pastor Osagie Ize Iyamu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate in the forthcoming election in Edo state.
This was contained in a statement made available to Legit.ng on Wednesday, September 9 after leaders of the forum met in Benin, the state capital.
The group appealed to Christian leaders, non-indigines, traders Unions, Igbo communities, the Arewa and Yoruba socio-political organizations to rally support for Ize Iyamu and his deputy Gani Audu.
According to them, the body of Christ, ministers and non-indigines interest will be paramount in their administration.
They said Ize Iyamu had, in the past, assisted many non-indigines living in Edo state.
"He has supported the church, empowered the masses even without being a governor," they added.
Responding to the appeal, the representative of the non-indigenes group, shola Kolawole, and Hon Inua Umar said Pastor Ize-Iyamu and Gani Audu have become part and parcel of them having done so much for them in the past.
As a result of this, they said their support for the duo is 100 percent.
Meanwhile, recall that Legit.ng had reported that as the Edo state governorship election approaches, a major political party has reportedly pitched its tent with Ize-Iyamu.
The Sun reports that the Edo state chapter of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) endorsed Ize-Iyamu as its preferred choice the much-reported election.
According to the newspaper, SDP's chairman in Edo state, Asimu Yakubu, made this known when he led other members of the party to declare support for Ize-Iyamu.
In a related development, Legit.ng had reported Governor Godwin Obaseki had declared his readiness to accept defeat in the coming governorship election in Edo state.
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