The chances of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu emerging the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate receive a boost on Wednesday as another aspirant under the banner of the party, Osaro Obazee, stepped down and declared support for the former.
This is coming on the heels of Governor Godwin Obaseki’s resignation as member of the ruling party in the state yesterday after his disqualification by the APC screening committee ahead of the June 22 governorship primary in the state.
Obazee was one of the three aspirants cleared by the APC Screening Committee to participate in the party’s primary scheduled for Monday, June 22.
However, the aspirants, in a rather surprising manner, bowed out of the governorship race and declared support for the candidacy of Ize-Iyamu as the primary election draws near.
Obazee also pledged his support, alongside that of his followers, to the former Secretary to the State Government whom political watchers predicted to emerge as the APC’s flagbearer.
Announcing the endorsement through a statement released to newsmen by the Director of Communication and Media of his Campaign Organization, John Mayaki, Ize-Iyamu, expressed gratitude to Hon. Osaro Obazee and described his support as another “important boost” for his aspiration days before the primary election.
“Hon. Osaro Obazee is a fine politician whose entrance into the race no doubt injected more life and excitement. He campaigned from his heart and took his message to members and followers of our party across the state. I am grateful to him for his endorsement and very confident that it will provide an important boost to our bid as we approach the primary election of our great party.” the statement read.