Winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gubernatorial Primary election in Edo state, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has dissociated the suspended National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, from his victory at the Monday’s election.
Speaking during a television interview on Channels TV’s ‘Politics Today’, Ize-Iyamu said he do not need any godfather to win the gubernatorial election as he is grounded in the state.
“The only godfather I have is God. I am sure that is obvious to you. Adams Oshiomhole is the national chairman of the party and I have immense respect for him. And there are other leaders. Adams Oshiomhole was not in Edo today and yet I won the 18 local governments. We have mutual respect for each other and I will not disrespect him because anybody wants to insult him.
“All I want to let you know is that I am well grounded in Edo. People know me; I have lived there all my life and they believe in me. And they want somebody that understands their problems and is able to solve them. I am sincere, focused and I have a clear-cut agenda of what I want to do.
“That is why I am standing and I believe on the basis of that I will win the election overwhelmingly. I don’t need any godfather to win” Ize-Iyamu said.
Ize-Iyamu emerged APC flag bearer for the September 19 gubernatorial election after polling 27,838 votes to defeat his closest rival, former Deputy Governor of the state, Dr Pius Odubu who scored 3,776 votes while Mr Osaro Obaze polled 2,751 votes.