All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, says he needs no help of any godfather to win the September gubernatorial election.
He spoke on Monday on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme.
Ize-Iyamu emerged winner of the APC primary election after defeating other aspirants.
Speaking during the programme on whether he had the blessings of the suspended APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, and his relationship with him, he 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 of that I will win the election overwhelmingly. I don’t need any godfather to win.”