Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the Edo governorship election, has pledged to transform Okada town into a university hub if elected.
Ize-Iyamu made the promise on Saturday at Okada, Ovia North East Local Government Area of the state, during his ward-to-ward electioneering in the area.
He commended the Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, for founding a university in the locality, adding that the venture had opened up the area for economic activities.
He promised to complement the efforts of Igbinedion in making life more comfortable for the residents of the neighbourhood.
“I will construct more roads, open up this area for more development, provide water and aid farmers to become more productive and resourceful.
“Our goal is to transform the university town into a university city,” he said.
Speaking, the former governor of Edo, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, expressed his gratitude to the people for their large turnout at the event.
He decried the alleged neglect of the area in the last four years, saying that there was no new project there since he left office as governor of the state.
Also speaking, Mr Samson Osagie, the Director-General, APC Campaign Council for Edo South, said that he was impressed with the support which the party had been receiving across the state.
Osagie expressed the optimism that APC would win the Sept. 19 governorship election in Edo.
He stressed that Ize-Iyamu was the best candidate in the upcoming election.
Osagie assured the electorate that the APC candidate would not disappoint the people if elected, describing him as a man with the fear of God.