Ize-Iyamu: Obaseki Aware of Tomorrow’s Rally

Former Secretary to Edo State Government, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who is at the centre of the Edo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) rally slated for Friday,  has confirmed that Governor Godwin Obaseki was aware of the rally as a formal invitation was extended to him.

Ize-Iyamu who ran against Obaseki in 2016 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in a statement issued by his Personal Assistant, Baron Mike, expressed shock over the governor’s denial of the planned event.

According to the statement, Iz-Iyamu had placed several personal calls and text messages to the Executive Governor, seeking an audience with him on the subject matter, to no avail in the past few weeks.

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He said he didn’t only give notice but decided to send an official letter about his planned declaration for the APC, through the courier company, DHL, to the Government House Office of the governor and this was duly delivered and acknowledged by Eghosa Steve.

“We are, therefore, in shock at the news credited to Mr. Governor to the effect that he was not invited or is unaware of the grand rally.

“We want to state in clear terms that Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has very esteemed respect and regard for the governor and the leadership of the party and has displayed such, in the private calls, messages and the letter that was sent as a last resort.”

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He said he remains committed with his supporters to raising the bar of leadership within the APC as a party and as such can’t be involved in any case that will slight the office of the governor or the party leadership.

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