Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti has endorsed his party man, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, for governor of Edo state in Saturday’s governorship election.
In a statement on Tuesday, Fayose said “Edo people should not make the same mistake Nigerians made last year by enthroning the All Progressives Congress (APC) government of President Muhammadu Buhari.”
“If you believe in me and you are a voter in Edo State, give your vote to Pastor Ize-Iyamu, the man who has demonstrated the required capacity to lead Edo State to prosperity,” said Fayose in a statement signed by Lere Olayinka, his senior special assistant on public communications and new media.
Fayose called on the people of Edo State to be extra vigilant. “The people should not just vote and go to sleep, they must make sure that their votes count and victory is ensured for Pastor Ize-Iyamu who is unarguably the best among the contenders.”
He said the PDP candidate has campaigned around the state to sell his vision and mission to the people of the State and “anyone who saw the Channels Television debate on Sunday will agree with me that Pastor Ize-Iyamu is better
equipped for the governance of Edo State.”
Fayose expressed the need for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies to maintain neutrality before, during and after the election.
INEC, the governor said, must not repeat its story of inconclusiveness on the Edo State election, adding that for the first time in the history of this APC led federal government, “election must be free, fair and conclusive.”