Some family members of the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has declared their support for Governor Godwin Obaseki re-election bid.
Speaking in Benin city on Saturday, Mr. Osazee Ize-Iyamu said the APC candidate has too many baggage that makes him unfit to govern the state. He said his family members are satisfied by the performance of Obaseki and therefore, endorsed him for a second term in office.
“Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has too much baggage that compromise his candidacy for the gubernatorial election” he said.
“The last three years and eight months are sufficient proof that Obaseki is the right man for the job.
“The family is not sentimental about their decision. We are unanimous about this and Obaseki is our preferred candidate at this time. Ize-Iyamu, compared to the technocrat governor, is no match, by any standards.
“Obaseki has fixed roads that lead to our houses without asking questions about the people who live in such neighborhoods. Our public schools are looking better than private schools in Edo State and we have not had a single strike by workers in the state under Obaseki.
“More importantly, members of the Ize-Iyamu family who are retirees have been receiving their monthly pension without stress under Obaseki. These are things we did not enjoy when Osagie Ize-Iyamu was chief of staff and secretary to the state government” he declared.
Earlier on Saturday, cousins of Governor Obaseki declared their support for Ize-Iyamu.