Obaseki’s Top Aides, Followers Dumped PDP, Declare Support For Ize-Iyamu

By Sunday Akintoye

Top government aides in Edo State have dumped the State Governor, Godwin Obaseki and declared their support for candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, in the forthcoming governorship election in the state..

The aides, including, the Special Assistant to the Assembly Speaker on Security Matters Hon. Joe Okonigene, and Hon. Aimiolemen Noah Idemudia, also known as Paddy Noah, the Special Assistant to Ikoba Okha Local Government.

They left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling APC with thousands of youths in the state.

This was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Chairman Edo State APC Media Campaign Council, John Mayaki.

Mayaki said the aides and their supporters announced their resignation from the government on Tuesday at a meeting with Ize-Iyamu.

According to him, the former government officials led thousands of their supporters, who are mainly youths under the aegis of Edo Collective, to Ize-Iyamu’s residence where they declared their support.

He added that Hon. Agomini Babatunde Martins and the President. Barrister Hope Iyare were the other leaders of the Edo Collective group who were present at the event.

Mayaki added in the statement that Ize-Iyamu expressed his appreciation to them for their support and reiterated his commitment to fulfilling the youth empowerment and employment creation promise of his manifesto.


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