God called me into politics to make Edo people smile again — Ize-Iyamu

He also spoke on his relationship with Oshiomhole.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

/ by National Pivot

Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the coming Edo State governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has said that joining politics is an expansion of his mission field, and that it is God's plan to wipe away the tears of Edo State people.

Ize-Iyamu made the statement
during a program on TVC, tagged “Big Talk with Osagie Ize-Iyamu”.

The gubernatorial candidate further cleared the air that there was no dispute between him and Oshiomhole, saying Oshiomhole already apologised to him and “when an adult apologises to you, you have to listen”.

When asked by the presenter why a Pastor was interested in the politics of Nigeria despite the seemingly ungodly things that happen in politics. Ize-Iyamu responded by quoting Proverbs 29:2 in the Bible, saying he was a righteous man and he would make the people of Edo State rejoice.

Meanwhile, Ize-Iyamu in an attempt to dissociate himself from a man whose attacks on him prior to 2016 governorship election in the State, is now being used by the same person he supported at the time against him, to undermine his campaigns, said He is capable of winning the coming election with or without Oshiomhole's contributions.

He said, "Let me first inform you that Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, is not the face of the campaign. As you rightly know, I am the gubernatorial candidate and Mallam Gani Audu is the deputy.

“It is the PDP that keeps mentioning his name, talking about him and playing tapes as if he is the candidate. But I want to inform you that I am very well known in Edo. I have lived there all my life, I have been chief of staff, secretary to the state government and we also have a local Director-General of the campaign, Gen. Cecil Esekhaigbe (retd.) from a Edo Central, who is well respected. And of course the national has also established a local council headed by no less a person than the governor of Kano. Of course, Adams Oshiomhole comes from Edo, he is an APC member and it is natural for him to campaign for our party but certainly he is not the face.

"Unlike what happened four years ago where maybe, the candidate could not speak and somebody had to speak for him. But anyone will tell you that everywhere i have gone, I have been the one speaking. So that statement is not correct.”

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