The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has mentioned there is no such thing as a animosity between him and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the September 19 election.
Obaseki defined that he treats the APC candidate like his youthful brother and he (Ize-Iyamu) reciprocates with respect like unto an elder brother.
The incumbent Governor spoke on the palace of the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, on Wednesday when key political gamers gathered for a peace assembly.
Oba Ewuare II summoned the assembly to finish the violence within the state witnessed throughout marketing campaign rallies.
Obaseki claimed he had by no means and wouldn’t take part in any election violence because the chief safety officer of the state.
“Really, the purpose I’ll make, Your Majesty, is that I’m appearing in two capacities: because the chief safety officer of the State because the incumbent Governor and as a candidate. I feel it’s vital that I make that separation, he mentioned.
“That’s why I’m emphasising that because the chief safety officer and incumbent, I swore to an oath and I don’t have any challenge with swearing to that oath to my God that I cannot take part, I’ve by no means participated, I’ll by no means take part in violence significantly when it impacts the folks I’m governing.
“I’ll by no means. I’ve by no means. Let it even be on file that I’ve no downside in any respect with my brother, Osagie Ize-Iyamu. We’re contesting for a similar place however now we have no private animosity between us.
“I deal with him like my youthful brother and he respects me. He provides me my respect and that’s the relationship we take pleasure in. So, Your Majesty, I simply needed to make that time.”