The Otaru of Auchi and Vice-Chairman of the Edo State Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Aliru Momoh Ikelebe III, has conferred a chieftaincy title on the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Edo Governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
The traditional ruler conferred the title, ‘Itsemakhoma’ of Auchi, meaning “This is Our Own,” on Ize-Iyamu when the APC candidate and his supporters paid a visit to his palace.
The Otaru of Auchi said the conferment and honor was hinged on Ize-Iyamu’s love for the people, track record of performance in his previously held government positions, and deep respect for the traditional institution in the State.
Daily Times reports that this came after Gov. Godwin Obaseki and his running mate for Edo 2020 guber elections, were reported to be confirmed chieftaincy titles of Weppa clan in Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State, recently.
The monarch said that Auchi sacred kingdom was proud of him and his achievements.
In his remarks, Ize-Iyamu thanked the Otaru for the honour and lauded the traditional ruler as a forward-thinking ruler who has contributed immensely to the empowerment of his people and development of the Kingdom through numerous interventions and acts of leadership.
“My promise to you is that if elected as governor, I will fight insecurity, halt and reverse the dwindling fortunes of the youths and women by setting them in the right direction,” he said.