Edo State Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has said he does not need a godfather, Adams Oshiomhole, to win an election.
Ize-Iyamu stated this on Monday during an interview on Politics Today, a programme on Channels TV.
Ize-Iyamu, who emerged winner of the APC primary, said he won the election without Oshiomhole’s presence in Edo and will do it again.
While responding to a question asked that if he had the blessings of the suspended National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, and what was his relationship with him.
Ize-Iyamu said, “The only godfather I have is God. I am sure that is obvious to you. Adams Oshiomhole is the national chairman of the party and I have immense respect for him. And there are other leaders. Adams Oshiomhole was not in Edo today and yet I won the 18 local governments. We have mutual respect for each other and I will not disrespect him because anybody wants to insult him.
“All I want to let you know is that I am well grounded in Edo. People know me; I have lived there all my life and they believe in me. And they want somebody that understands their problems and is able to solve them. I am sincere, focused and I have a clear-cut agenda of what I want to do.
“That is why I am standing and I believe on the basis that I will win the election overwhelmingly. I don’t need any godfather to win.”