The Edo state All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial flagbearer, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has said that the primary motivation behind his governorship ambition is to fix Edo state and put it firmly on the launchpad towards peace and prosperity.
The clergyman said this in an online statement by the Chairman of Edo APC’s Media Campaign Council, Prince John Mayaki.
“We have seen a government completely distracted by needless wars of self-aggrandisement and a complete lack of administrative control, which resulted in endless internal squabbles among Governor Godwin Obaseki’s aides, many of whom lost faith in the governor and his style of leadership.
“The loss of faith in Obaseki’s ability has cost the state dear, stalled the people’s development and compelled an urgent change to reset the state and start afresh
“The incompetence of Edo governor depleted the state’s resources, oftentimes through questionable means, and took a great toll on governance.
“Education is a prime victim of the gubernatorial lack of leadership and executive in-fighting and confusion.
“Not a single teacher was hired in four years in Edo State, despite the fact that schools in our rural communities suffer acute shortage of teachers and other personnel.
“My priority will be to correct the anomalies, because a government that fails in education has failed in everything, and merits to be replaced very fast.
“A government that fails to prioritize the education of our children, particularly at the primary school level, which is the bedrock of all other levels of learning, has failed in its mandate and betrayed the trust of the people — no ifs and buts” he said.
The former secretary to the state government said the focal point of his administration would be to fix the state and save it from bad governance which has hamstrung the progress and development of the state.
He also was very sanguine about his chances of wrestling the seat of power from incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki in the September 19 polls.