An All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Edo State, Hon. Osaro Obazee, has backed down from the governorship race and has backed Osagie Ize-Iyamu ahead of the party’s primary scheduled for Monday, June 22.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Obazee was one of the three governorship aspirants cleared by the APC Screening Committee to participate in the party’s primary election.
In a statement on Wednesday, the APC chieftain announced his decision to step down for the race and endorsed the candidacy of Ize-Iyamu, who is the party’s chosen aspirant.
Obazee pledged his support and allegiance to Ize-Iaymu and also promised to mobilise his followers ahead of the governorship election in the state.
Reacting to the development, speaking through a statement signed by Prince John Mayaki, the Director of Communication and Media of his Campaign Organization, Ize-Iyamu thanked Obazee for endorsing him.
The former SSG also described his support as another “important boost” for his aspiration days before the primary election.
“Hon. Osaro Obazee is a fine politician whose entrance into the race no doubt injected more life and excitement. He campaigned from his heart and took his message to members and followers of our party across the state.
“I am grateful to him for his endorsement and very confident that it will provide an important boost to our bid as we approach the primary election of our great party,” he said.