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Oshiomhole works for me, he’s not my godfather – Ize-Iyamu

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has denied claims that former APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, is his godfather.

Ize-Iyamu who is contesting in the September 19 Edo State governorship election denied the claims while speaking on Arise TV.

According to him, Oshiomhole works for him and that they have had their disagreements in the past.

“In 2007, my people were urging me to become governor but I stepped down for him because his area has never had a governor, he comes from Edo north. 

“Where I come from, Edo southwest has had a governor. I just thought that well, for equity to prevail, it will be nice to make history. Of course, he has done so well as chairman of APC and I just said well, you know it’s good.

“So for somebody like me to now describe him as a godfather or say Oshiomhole is my god father… on what basis?. We have had history of robust engagement, we have disagreed and come back together, so what you see is mutual respect.

“Yes, you can say he brought Obaseki but Obaseki was new, you can’t compare him to me. I was national vice chairman of ACN; I was one of those who crafted the constitution of the APC. He did not live here even though he was born here, he came from Lagos, so he needed a godfather, he needed someone to nurture him and bring him up.

“But for me, you are talking of an adult, there are so many people I have nurtured. All over the state, they see me as a leader.

“But I have tremendous respect for my elders. I respect those who have excelled in various professions, even my juniors and the reality is that I was born to respect people and I will not disrespect anybody because I am governor. So when you say godfather, just take it out.

“Oshiomhole is working for me , he is campaigning with me because he is also passionate about his party winning Edo and you can’t take that away from him”, he said.

Apegg Adeneyo

Apegg Adeneyo, writes entertainment and national news on Kemi Filani News .A passionate writer who loves to disseminate informative reports on topics bordering on celebrities, lifestyle, sports and politics. With aspirations to reach the top. Loves football and epic movies set in the medieval times. A graduate of Economics (LAUTECH).Tel: +2348061000090 Address: 13 Akonwonjo, Egbeda, Lagos, Nigeria

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