A member of the Ize-Iyamu family has said that his family will not be supporting their son, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu in the forthcoming gubernatorial elections in Edo State.
Osazee on Saturday, August 1, 2020, said the family has thrown its full backing behind incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki to win a second term at the polls.
Osazee Ize-Iyamu, who spoke on behalf of the family according to a report by Daily Trust, said Ize-Iyamu has too much baggage that compromises his candidacy.
“The family is not sentimental about their decision.
“We are unanimous about this and Obaseki is our preferred candidate at this time.
“Ize-Iyamu, compared to the technocrat governor, is no match, by any standards,” he said.
Governor Godwin Obaseki believes he’ll easily get a second term in office by beating his main opponent Ize-Iyamu a second consecutive time.
Osazee credited Obaseki with fixing roads and improving public schools in the state, as well as taking care of workers.
He said, “Members of the Ize-Iyamu family who are retirees have been receiving their monthly pension without stress under Obaseki.
“These are things we did not enjoy when Osagie Ize-Iyamu was chief of staff and secretary to the state government.”
Some members of Obaseki’s family had also recently met with Ize-Iyamu to declare support for him over the governor.
A total of 14 candidates will contest in the election.