As Mr. Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was being sworn in as the governor of Edo state, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the September 28 2016 Edo state governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu Saturday appealed to all his supporters to remain calm, non-violent, hopeful and prayerful as he believes that he would reclaim his mandate as the duly elected governor of the state through the judiciary.
Ize-Iyamu spoke in Benin at the unveiling of the office of the Edo Mandate Recovery Centre under the aegis of coalition of civil society groups, students, activists, voters , traders, market women , politicians and stakeholders. He said he was committed to the actualization of the mandate freely given to him by the good people of Edo state who turned out en masse on September 28 2016 to vote for him as the PDP candidate.
“I will do everything to ensure the actualisation of the mandate they gave to me. I cannot be compromised, I cannot be bought and I have faith in the judiciary, I have faith in God”, he said.
The PDP candidate who appreciated the mammoth crowd of supporters who turned up for the unveiling ceremony of the Edo Mandate Recovery Group appreciated all who have remained steadfast and committed to supporting him all this while.
“Edo people should also have faith, and on no condition should they resort to violence. It is going to be a long road and in the course of this journey, a man who did not win will be temporarily sworn in; but we must not leave the State. The will of God will be done at the end of the day”.