The APC candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has promised to inaugurate the House of Assembly as soon as he is sworn in as Edo State Governor, after his victory in the September elections in the state.
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu made the promise while addressing former PDP and SDP leaders and members who decamped to the APC from the various wards that make up the Local government area along with leaders of the APC who paid him a solidarity visit on Monday.
He said, ” I want to assure you, if these people don’t enter office before the election, once we are sworn in, their inauguration will be a priority because you cannot have the Edo House of Assembly sitting without Ovia Northeast”.
Pastor Ize-Iyamu also said that denying the Ovia Northeast people and over half of Edo state, a well deserved representation by refusing to properly inaugurate the Edo Assembly, Governor Obaseki does not deserve a single vote.
“Just like the way Obaseki was elected to be governor, you elected Vincent Uwadiae for Constituency 1 and Dumez Ugiagbe for Constitiency 2 to go and represent you at the House of Assembly. You elected them but the Governor refused to allow them to sit for one year”.
The APC candidate who presented the people with copies of his Simple Agenda manifesto, called on them to reject the PDP and Governor Godwin Obaseki in the Edo state governorship elections, by voting the APC to punish the outgoing government for neglecting the area in the last four years.
He lamented the insecurity in the area which led to the kidnapping and killing of a former State Civil Commissioner and the refusal of the governor to pay protesting Staff of College of Education, Ekiadolor their entitlements and assured them that change was coming to Edo with the APC government he will head.
He concluded by saying that, “We don’t play politics for fun. We have a reason, we have an objective and that objective is that our people, through government must progress. We ourselves must progress and my prayer is that the incoming government will be better for you than the past government”.