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Edo poll: Benin chiefs endorse PDP candidate, Ize-Iyamu



Edo poll: Benin chiefs endorse PDP candidate, Ize-Iyamu

Nedoghama Nedo, a socio-cultural organisation in Edo State, led by the Eson of Benin Kingdom, Chief Amos Osunbor, has endorsed the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

The group is made up of chiefs from the palace of the Oba of Benin, Traditional priests or Igiehon-Ohen, businessmen and women and professionals.

At the end of meeting at the weekend, the entire membership resolved that they have endorsed the PDP candidate because he possesses the capacity to restore the lost glory of Edo state and take the state to the future of its inhabitants’ dreams.

Osunbor, who also is the Eson of Benin Kingdom, said, “We have painstakingly assessed the two candidates (APC’s Godwin Obaseki and PDP’s Osagie Ize-Iyamu) and we have found that Ize-Iyamu is the man for the job”.

President of the group, Chief Douglas Usoh, the Odeobawu of Benin, who said that the organization has been in existence for many years added that came to its conclusion because it has the interest of all Binis at heart.

“Knowing that 19 of our sons and daughters are contesting to be governor of Edo state, we as a group has carried out an objective assessment of the various candidates and found that the two are the front runners in the race”.

Secretary of the group, Chief Uwadiae Albert, the Uhenmure of Benin, added that, “Nedoghama Nedo, at a meeting held at the Eson’s house, unanimously voted to support the candidature of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the PDP”.

The PDP leaders at the event were led by the state chairman of the party, Chief Dan Orbih, the senator representing party Edo South, Senator Mathew Urhoghide who is the Director General of Ize-Iyamu Campaign and Chief Henry Tenebe, the organising Secretary of the party.

Expressing joy for the endorsement, Pastor Ize-Iyamu promised not to disappoint the Chiefs and the entire voting population of Edo state who are committed to effecting a change in the government of Edo state on September 28, 2016.

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