Igbos in Edo denies endorsing Ize-Iyamu

By Tony Ehighiale, Benin City


Several Igbo unions in Edo state have dismissed claims by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) they have endorsed its governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.


The unions said they believe the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) will cut taxes and make life meaningful for them.


Spokesman of the group, Ambrose Aniele, made the statement in a chat with newsmen.


Ambrose said Igbos in the state have no business with the PDP and have never endorsed Pastor Ize-Iyamu.


He said the PDP did nothing when they were in power in the state.


He said. “As I speak to you we are campaigning for APGA. Instead of supporting PDP we will support APC because whether you like it or not Benin is beautiful today because of Oshiomhole and APC.


“I am aware that some of our people have met with APC candidate Godwin Obaseki and Oshiomhole but I can tell you that majority of us will vote for APGA because it is the party for the Igbos. The only problem APC has is the taxation problem.


“Oshiomhole has worked to be honest. You cannot compare PDP with APC, the PDP people have big men who share the money, they don’t care about we Igbos so why will we vote for them?


“We are calling all our people to come our next week Saturday and vote for Osaro Onaiwu who is the APGA governorship candidate. He will help us cut taxation and make life better for everybody living in Edo state” Aniele stated.

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