High placed traditional leaders in Edo state have resolved not to elect the candidate of the All Progressives Congress governorship aspirant Pastor Ize Iyamu claiming his past records of corruption and violence was is not the kind of character the state wants as governor.
It would be recalled that last weekend, a political violence broke out at the palace of the Oba of Benin, which piqued the traditional rulers against the intending aspirant.
The 160 member forum of traditional leaders pointed at the APC as being responsible for the violence, which they called a “desecration” of the revered Edo traditional empire.
In a statement after the meeting in Benin City, the leaders said incumbent governor Godwin Obaseki and Phillip Shaibu dislocated the support base of APC chieftains in Edo State.
’Ize-Iyamu is not the kind of creature that the state wants. Pastor Ize-Iyamu will not be the governor of Edo State’’ the leaders said.
‘’There had been a lot of questions about his past records and he should be ashamed that his name is mentioned in relation to corruption, of wrong doings and improper behavior in this country. He has to claim responsibility for his past actions and seek forgiveness from the good people of Edo State’’.
Ahead of the September governorship election, the notable leaders under the aegis of the Edo Elders Forum (EEF) have been in forefront of the anti-electoral violence campaign.