Ize-Iyamu felicitates with Obaseki at 63

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Edo State, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, is celebrating Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on his 63rd birthday.

In a statement on Thursday, Mr Ize-Iyamu wished Mr Obaseki, who turned 63 on Wednesday, God’s blessings and also called for violence-free campaigns ahead of the September 19 polls.

“By divine coincidence, we will be contesting again on different political platforms for the opportunity to lead our people and serve the state as governor,” he said.

“God appears to have arranged musical chairs for both of us, bringing me to APC, which I helped to form and under which you contested in 2016, and taking you to PDP, where I previously contested and where you have now expressed your preference.

“Let the will of God be done and I want to assure you that my wish is that we have campaigns devoid of rancour and violence.

“Edo people need a governor that will help to unify the state, douse the political tension and focus completely on the development of the state.

“As leaders, you and I, including other aspirants, have the opportunity and responsibility to make things better and ensure that our contest is marked by democratic values that drive high standards of behaviour.”

Obaseki is seeking re-election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after leaving the APC.