The Ojirua of Irrua, HRH Williams Okuagban Momodu II, has commended the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu for his documented manifesto, “SIMPLE agenda, stating that anyone desirous of leadership must present a manifesto and roadmap to inspire trust and give room for assessment.
The traditional ruler stated this while receiving the APC governorship candidate and his supporters in his palace on Tuesday.
In his words, “I welcome you. Your visit here is just to further familiarize yourself with our people as you have already been chosen.
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“Not too long ago, I watched on television as the President handed over the party’s flag to you. I wasn’t there but what I did in my room was to clap my hands.”
Further addressing Ize-Iyamu’, the Irrua monarch said, “This is our son, he is going to be the next Governor. I am the owner of Esan land. I will be celebrating 50 years on the throne next year June, I am sure this Governor, Pastor Ize-Iyamu, is going to be my chairman.
The Ojirua of Irrua also condemned the seige and vandalism Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, of the Edo State House of Assembly complex last week, describing the incident as u fortunate.
“I saw an incident which unknown persons embark on the removal of the roof of the Assembly and other acts of vandalism. That is sad and a waste of government resources considering that state funds would be spent on repairs and rebuilding efforts.
On his part, Ize-Iyamu expressed gratitude to the traditional ruler and the people of Irrua for their acceptance and promised to run an administration that will be respectful of traditional institutions and at the same time partner with all traditional rulers to address the security challenges of the State.