The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has assured to improve the security system in the Edo State, if voted into office as governor in the forthcoming elections scheduled for September 19.
While addressing supporters and decampers from the PDP at the Auchi Polytechnic Sports Field, venue of the Etsako West APC gubernatorial campaign, Pastor Ize-Iyamu assured to support the security agencies and vigilante groups to advance the security apparatus for the safety of Edo residents.
“If there’s no security, development is impossible. There’s too much insecurity in our state. Those days when I was in government, we supported Vigilante. When Comrade (Oshiomhole) was governor he supported them but not so for the present government,” he said.
The APC candidate said the issue of security was on top of his list in his manifesto, Simple Agenda, stating that the Oshiomhole-led government provided support to these agencies, but the current government has failed to do so. He then mentioned the other items of the Simple Agenda which he aims to deliver in the state.
The items included infrastructure development and urban renewal, Manpower development, Public-Private Partnership, Leadership by example, Employment and Empowerment. “We want a Governor who will develop the whole state and Comrade Oshiomhole’s good works are visible in Edo South, Edo Central, and Edo North and that is the kind of work that I want to do as your governor,” stated Ize-Iyamu.
Moreover, he vowed to administer a government that will bring community development in the state and urged the resident of Etsako West to vote for the APC, declaring that the party will make certain that it puts the well-being of all Edo people first. He also noted that he will not command the arrest of leaders of the state like the present governor.
“A governor who does not have the welfare of his people at heart cannot continue in office. We want a governor who respects people and one who will not order the arrest of its leaders,” concluded pastor Ize-Iyamu.