“We constantly recall before God our father the work of your faith, the labour of your love and the endurance in the hope of Christ Jesus ” – 1Thesalonians 1:3.
On this day, we remember and celebrate your life and time as a great father, leader and political mentor.
We are guided by your legacy of benevolence, kindness, wisdom, wit, discipline and the spirit of forgiveness.
You were a strong pillar to lean on for all those who were associated with you, a deep fountain to drink from and a political compass for direction. You were generous with money, counsel and time. You were kind, humane and accessible.
He is the second in command in the Redeemed Christian Church of God in the Edo State capital. A life time politician, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, was the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2016 gubernatorial election in Edo State. In this interview with Hendrix Oliomogbe, the former Secretary to the Edo State Government and one-time Chief of Staff to ex-Governor Lucky Igbinedion, one fights back teardrops as he shares his experiences as his heart-rendering testimony could melt a heart of stone. Excerpts:
For most born again Christians who traverse the road to Damascus like Apostle Paul, it is always tortuous. How would you describe your way to Damascus that led you to becoming born again?
Media Release: Ize-Iyamu Campaign Organisation Raises Alarm Over Use of State’s Fund For APC’s Candidate
The Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu Campaign Organisation has raised the alarm over huge disbursement of Edo State financial resources to continuing support of the campaign of the All Progressive Congress’ (APC) governorship candidate, Godwin Obaseki.
Yesterday, we were at the Ikelebe Sports Complex at Auchi for our Edo North Senatorial flag off. We couldn’t have asked for more from our people from Edo North. We were overwhelmed by the huge show of support we received. There is no reason for the region to be where it is economically as the region is blessed with both human and natural resources.
Great people of Edo State, I salute you. Today, together, we begin the journey which will take us through every community in Edo State, on the road to Osadebey House. As I travel through your community, I will be interested in asking one question and one question only: What do you want?
PDP Gubernatorial Candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu on Thursday, paid a solidarity visit to two warring, Bekuma and Ekpedo, communities in Akoko-Edo where lives and properties have been lost since March 30th 2016.
The two communities were involved in land related communal crises over the years which ended up in court and ultimately led to communal crisis because of suspicion by the Ekpedo community that the neigbouring Bekuma community had killed an Ekpedo man in the farm.
It is a great honour to stand before you once again to discuss the myriads of challenges that truncate our development as a people as well as proffer workable solutions to them. I want to express my profound gratitude to the organisers of this event, Total Support For Good Governance, for their desire to enthrone good governance in the state. It is indeed encouraging to see young minds like you putting your brains to work in a society where value for hard work and reward for merit has taken a backseat. You have chosen a topic that is very dear to my heart “State of Education in Edo State: The Way Forward”. To put the state of education in a proper perspective, it may be necessary to go on a historical excursion to the past; what was and what is, today.
Fellow Edos, at home and in the diaspora, it is with a great sense of history, conscious of the responsibility of leadership toward our people, that I extend my gratitude to all who have participated in this historic primaries which present us an opportunity to change the destiny of our people for good for all time.
After seeking the face of God and engaging in extensive consultation across the length and breadth of Edo State, today the 9th day of June 2016, I in company of my friends, family and well wishers, shall proceed on a historic walk to the Edo State PDP Secretariat in Benin City to formally collect the nomination form of the Party to enable me contest the Edo State governorship election scheduled for 10th September 2016.
The leadership of Edo north senatorial district have today unanimously pledged their support for Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu in his bid to clinch the PDP gubernatorial ticket in the forthcoming PDP primaries of the party in Edo state.