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Edo guber: Strong governorship aspirant steps down, endorses Ize-Iyamu



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Ahead of All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary slated for June 22, a governorship aspirant in Edo State, Hon. Osaro Obazee, has stepped down from the race.

He stepped down and endorsed Osagie Ize-Iyamu despite being cleared by the screening panel to contest ahead of Monday’s party primary.

Obazee was one of the three strong governorship aspirants cleared by the APC Screening Committee to participate in the party’s primary election.

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In a statement on Wednesday, which was obtained by CAPITAL POST, the aspirant said he has endorsed the candidacy of Ize-Iyamu, who is the party’s chosen aspirant.

He promised to support and mobilise his followers ahead of the governorship election in the state.

Meanwhile, Pastor Ize-Iyamu in a statement signed by Prince John Mayaki, the Director of Communication and Media of his Campaign Organization, thanked Obazee for endorsing him.

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The former SSG also described his support as another “important boost” for his aspiration days before the primary election.

“Hon. Osaro Obazee is a fine politician whose entrance into the race no doubt injected more life and excitement. He campaigned from his heart and took his message to members and followers of our party across the state.

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“I am grateful to him for his endorsement and very confident that it will provide an important boost to our bid as we approach the primary election of our great party,” he said.


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