The Edo State Chapter of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), has endorsed the All Progressives Congress (APC), candidate for the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, as its choice in the election.
Mr Asimu Yakubu, the State Chairman of the party, revealed this when he led other members of the party across the three senatorial districts of the State to declare support for Ize-Iyamu’s election bid.
He said: “We have sat down and discussed all the candidates’ pedigrees and members arrived at supporting Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu for Governor of Edo State.
“There is no regrets in endorsing Ize-Iyamu as the SDP believes that he has all it takes to take the State to the next level and bring development and hope to the people of the State.”
The party’s youth leader also stated that the youths wing of the party had no dissenting voice in adopting Pastor Ize-Iyamu as the party’s candidate in the September 19 election.
“The youths of SDP have unanimously agreed that Ize-Iyamu has what it takes in his simple agenda to take Edo State economy to compete in world economy,” he said.
Another leader of the party, Mr Peter Imasolovia, agreed that the SDP as a family had no other choice rather than to support Pastor Ize-Iyamu’s bid to become the next Governor of Edo State.
He said: “since the SDP has not been able to flag off with less than two weeks to election, we decided to adopt Pastor as our candidate and we are ready to support him so that the state will continue on the part of development unlike in the past four years of undevelopment.”