Edo tra­di­tional ruler de­nies en­dors­ing Ize-Iyamu

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Us­man Bello

The vice chair­man, Edo State Coun­cil of Tra­di­tional Rulers and Chiefs, the Ono­jie of Opoji, HRH Ehidi­a­men Ai­dono­jie 1, has de­scribed as un­true, re­ports that tra­di­tional rulers in Edo Cen­tral sen­a­to­rial district of the state, have en­dorsed the gov­er­nor­ship can­di­date of the PDP, Pas­tor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Ai­dono­jie, who spoke to news­men yes­ter­day, said they were only in­vited to come and lis­ten to what the PDP wanted to tell them and not en­dorse­ment.

“Be­sides, I stated at that oc­ca­sion that Esan peo­ple are like the Jews sur­rounded by Arabs. I told the PDP peo­ple that it is ac­tion that speaks, that how are we sure that what they are preach­ing now is bet­ter than what APC has done for us.

Our cor­re­spon­dent re­called that HRM Ei­de­no­jie, had at his palace at the week­end, when to­gether with other tra­di­tional rulers re­ceived Ize-Iyamu, said among other things, ““We, the Enigie in Esan­land, be­lieve that if we give you our sup­port, you will not be­tray us. We want to say that Esan na­tion is part and par­cel of this state. We know how much we have been rel­e­gated in our own state, and we are very un­happy about it.”

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