Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in forthcoming gubernatorial election Edo, says he is not desperate to become governor of the state.
Ize-Iyamu, who contested for the office governor in 2016 under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but lost to Godwin Obaseki, incumbent governor, who was the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate.
Per contra, Ize-Iyamu and Obaseki have switched platforms for the imminent 2020 election.
Ize-Iyamu, who communicated with newsmen on Thursday, pronounced that anyone who genuinely wants to serve the people does not need to be desperate for a seat.
He told his supporters that is certain of victory, asseverating that if he is rigged out of the election, he would seek redress at the court and not resort to violence.
“A man who genuinely wants to serve cannot be desperate. It is not compulsory that I should be the governor. If God wills, I will win. I assure you that if I lose the election, the worst that can happen is that I will go to court but I won’t resort to violence. We have warned our supporters against violence,” he said.
“Ours is a genuine roadmap to transform our state from its present unacceptable condition of underdevelopment to an attractive state with a vibrant economy.”
Ize-Iyamu remonstrated about the distrupting of his campaign posters and told the security agencies to arrest the perpetrators.
He also implored the people to come out all at once and exercise their voting rights.
“What they are trying to do is to raise alarm so that voters will not come out to vote to enable them to write their result. We want to assure our people that there would be adequate security on election day. Let them come out to vote. We don’t need to resort to violence because we will win all the 18 local governments,” Ize-Iyamu said.
Ize-Iyamu also mentioned that he will not be distracted by the opposition party’s campaign.
He said: “Rather than talk about what they have done, they are saying ‘Oshiomhole abused you, now he is praising me’… Do you expect him to praise me when he was trying to sell a bad market? That was the only way to sell a bad market.
“He (Oshiomhole) wanted to distract me and he succeeded. This time around, I won’t be distracted, I will market my agenda.”