Hon. Saturday Idehen Uwuilekhue has congratulated Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu on his emergence as the consensus All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the forthcoming Edo gubernatorial elections.
“The process which produced Pastor Ize-Iyamu was diligently and fairly conducted,” Uwuilekhue asserted.
“Everyone cannot be at the vanguard of leadership same time, and since the leaders whom we trusted and still very much trust, have carried out proper screening and arrived in chosen one among us as the candidate, it is expected we all join hands to deliver our chosen candidate.
“In this regards, I enjoin all other candidates to remain steadfast and team up with Pastor Ize-Iyamu to deliver on our mandates
“I have known Pastor Ize-Iyamu over the years.He is a leader with standard, team player,great mobilizer and a grounded grassroot politician just like many of us who were in the race.
“I have no iota of doubt in me that Pastor Ize-Iyamu will eventually emerge the overall candidate come 22nd June (next month) after the direct primaries,” Uwuilekhue added.
He said the Seven (7)-man committee chosen to conduct the screening did tremendously well and he wholeheartedly accepted the outcome.
“I thank you all for the manner in which you handled the entire process. I also wish to use this medium to thank all leaders of our great party for offering me the party to aspire.
“I cannot thank many of you enough, like our national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, state party chairman, state woman leader, local government party chairmen, many leaders too many to mention and my campaign team and volunteers. I am proud of you all!
“Ize-Iyamu is one man I have much respect for, and I strongly believe he will eventually win the general elections with the support of us all. I am using this opportunity to reach out to all other contestants to bury the past and embrace the moment.
“We all fought our good fights, one among us have emerged. As party faithfuls, it is a sine qua non or an indispensable tool in politics to rally round and support the overall interest of the party by weighing in our weights behind Pastor Ize-Iyamu.
“And I call on all my teeming supporters to join me in support of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu henceforth.
“Once again, congratulations Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu over your emergence. You can count on my unalloyed support,” Uwuilekhue said.