Ahead of the governorship primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State next month, more support have come the way of one of the aspirants, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, as a former member of the Senate, Mr. Yisa Braimoh, at the weekend, led some other PDP stalwarts in the Edo North senatorial district to endorse him.
Braimoh, who is a foundation member of the PDP and a member of the Nigerian Senate between 2007 and 2011, said Ize-Iyamu towered above other PDP governorship aspirants in terms of energy, intelligence, integrity, achievements and godliness, adding that “in about a month’s time, we shall confirm our statement with the result of the primaries.”
Speaking at his residence in Owan East Local Government Area when Ize-Iyamu and his supporters visited him, the former deputy governorship aspirant of the defunct National Republican Convention (NRC), said Ize-Iyamu had been tried and tested, which explains the resolve by the entire leadership of Edo North PDP to endorse him.
Braimoh said, “I know there are four aspirants in the race. The Bible says we should knock and the door shall be opened unto us. As a senator, none of the other aspirants has knocked at my door.
‘The only one, who has consistently knocked is Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. He is not an upstart politician. He is a successful lawyer, farmer and politician. Look at his track record. Beyond envy, it is intimidating.”