The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the Edo Governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has vowed to empower and harness the agricultural potential of Edo Central, Esan land, if elected as the Governor of the State on the 19th of September.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Chairman Edo State APC Media Campaign Council, Prince John Mayaki.
He made this promise at the official kick-off of his campaign in the region, with his campaign trail hitting Igueben Local Government Area, Esan South-East LGA, Ubiaja, and Uromi Local Government where he was received by large crowds.
In Igueben LGA, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and his running mate, Mallam Gani Audu, alongside other party leaders including former Governor of the State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, paid homage to the Onojie of Igueben Kingdom, HRH Ehizogie Ailuojerio I, in his palace and obtained his blessings.
Pastor Ize-Iyamu promised to carry traditional rulers along in governance and to tackle the problem of insecurity and develop policies that would address the real needs of the people.
Pastor Ize-Iyamu assured the people of his plans to harness the agricultural potential of the region through partnership with rural farmers to improve their harvest yields and provide ready local and foreign markets for their produce.
Former APC Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, who was received by a large crowd, said Governor Godwin Obaseki failed to continue with his administrative style of implementation of plans and visible execution of projects that provide relief to the people.
He urged the people of Esan to vote en masse for Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and expressed confidence that his agenda is a creative manifesto that contains realistic plans on how to move Edo State forward.