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Pastor Ize-Iyamu thanks APC screening committee, says it’s time to bind together and close ranks

....as Jubilation trails Obaseki’s disqualification in Benin City

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The leading aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Edo State 2020 governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has expressed gratitude to the screening committee of the party for carrying out a thorough job.

Besides, the people of Edo State have trooped out in large numbers to celebrate the disqualification of the embattled Governor Godwin Obaseki by the All Progressives Congress over unresolved discrepancies in his academic certificates.

The Governor claimed to have obtained a Higher School Leaving Certificate from an Institution of Continuing Education in Benin City, however, independent checks revealed that such certificate is alien to the country’s education system and Obaseki, during the party’s screening, admitted that he never at any point received the certificate.

His NYSC certificate also raised serious doubts given the alien name it carries and the governor’s failure to address the inconsistency for years.

News of Obaseki’s disqualification elicited wild jubilation on the streets of Edo State, with some excitement also noted in the Government House from aides who are reportedly frustrated with the Governor’s reckless actions and violent inclinations.

However, in a statement endorsed Mr. John Mayaki, the Director of Communication and Media of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu’s Campaign Organization following the clearance of the former Secretary to the State Government of Edo State to contest in the APC primary later this month, he said: “I wish to send my deepest gratitude to all the members of our great party, the All Progressives Congress, for a joyful cooperation that led to a seamless but thorough screening exercise.”

“The progress made today by completing this exercise reveals the true spirit and character of our party premised on a bold insistence on fairness, accountability, and transparency.”

“On my own part, having passed the screening tests, I want to state my consistent readiness to take the will of the party as the ultimate, regarding its laws and principles as the supreme guide for the execution of our affairs and assignments.”

“I urge all the members of our party whose indefatigable commitment, loyalty, and cooperation has led to the success we experienced in recent times, to remain focused and committed to our general ambition as a party, and in the same vein pursuant of our personal political dreams in light of our progressive philosophy.”

“As we prepare for the primaries and the election itself, it is time we bind together and close ranks, remembering that the greatest goal is the progress of Edo State, the moving forward of our great homeland, and the betterment of life for all of its people”.

Prince John Mayaki,
Director of Communication and Media,
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu Campaign Organization.

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