Ahead of the September 28 governorship election in Edo State, a socio-cultural group, Nedoghama Nedo, has endorsed the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
The group, which comprises of chiefs from the Oba of Benin’s palace, traditional priests, business owners and professionals, announced the endorsement after a meeting in Benin, the state capital yesterday.
The Eson of Benin Kingdom and one of the leaders of the group, Chief Amos Osunbor, explained that having assessed Ize-Iyamu and his All Progressives Congress, APC, rival Godwin Obaseki, members of the group were convinced that the PDP candidate has all it takes to take the state to the level desired by its citizens.
“We have painstakingly assessed the two candidates (Obaseki and Ize-Iyamu) and we have found that Ize-Iyamu is the man for the job”, Chief Osunbor said.
In his response, the PDP candidate promised to live up to the expectations of the citizens, who he said, were committed to effecting a change in government come September 28.