By Ebenezer Ishola
In a historic event December 27, 2023, the pulse of Edo State quickened as Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu declared his intent to run for governor under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The atmosphere was nothing short of electric, with an unprecedented and exuberant turnout that mirrored the resounding desire of Edo people for him to lead the state. The streets buzzed with an undeniable excitement, a palpable energy that spoke volumes about the widespread anticipation for a visionary leader like Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
The large turnout, a sea of faces reflecting diverse backgrounds, symbolized a collective yearning for positive change and transformative leadership.
Amidst this colossal gathering, it was evident that Edo residents see in Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, a leader who transcends tribal and political divides. His appeal lies not only in the fact that he was born, raised and has spent his entire life living in Edo State but also in being a unifier, open to diverse ideas and a motivating force for positive governance for Edo and her people.
The crowd’s enthusiasm was not just about politics; it was a passionate endorsement of a man who respects traditional values, cherishes the wisdom of elders and embodies the hopes of Christians in government.
The excitement reached new heights as Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu met with the APC state executive members to communicate his intentions formally. The State Exco, deeply moved by his commitment and vision, was captivated by the fact that he was accompanied by his wife, family, friends, and an overwhelming tsunami of supporters.
Their reception mirrored the collective astonishment and admiration for the unity displayed.
For the POI Media Team, we witnessed the birth of a movement, a groundswell of support that goes beyond politics—it’s about believing in the potential for positive change that Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu represents.
Today’s declaration wasn’t just an announcement; it was a testament to the people’s resounding call for him to guide Edo’s future under the APC. As the declaration unfolded, the impact was felt far beyond the political spectrum.
Airport Road, a busy road in Benin City, stood still for hours, transforming into a carnival of jubilation. The outpouring of support overwhelmed the streets, signifying not just a political move but the birth of a movement. This groundswell transcends politics and symbolizes a collective belief in positive change. The enthusiasm displayed today reinforces the notion that Edo residents are ready for a leader who can navigate the complexities of governance, instill hope and foster social justice.
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu’s declaration has sparked a flame of optimism that will undoubtedly shape the narrative of Edo’s political landscape. In the days to come, as we reflect on this momentous declaration within the APC, one thing is clear—Edo has spoken. The people within the APC have roared, and their collective voice echoes the sentiment that Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu is not just a governorship candidate but a beacon of hope for the next chapter in Edo State’s history. POIMedia #POIForGovernor #POI2024 #EdoAPC2024 #Hom