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Edo election: Politic my mission field as a Pastor, says Ize-Iyami

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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The All Progressive Congress APC Gubernatorial Candidate for Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyami has said that Politic is his mission field as a Pastor, adding that Nigeria needs more righteous men in politics to drive positive change and bring joy to the people.

According to his official website, the APC Gubernatorial Candidate made this known while responding to questions over how he is able to keep fidelity with his Christian faith as a politician and frontline leader in Edo State.

Ize-Iyami said his calling, as a minister of God, is intact. “I am a senior pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God. I still preach every Sunday. Politics should not be left in the hands of criminals; otherwise there will be no hope for Nigeria,” he declared.

He noted that conscious effort must be made to encourage good people to be involved in politics while cited Proverbs 29 verse 2, which says “when the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn”.

He said he was on a mission to bring joy back to lives of the people of Edo State, while appealed to Edo electorate to come out in their thousands on September 19 to vote, encouraging them not to be frightened by the violent conduct being exhibited in the electioneering of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

“If the good people of Edo State troop out to the polling booths to cast their votes and keep eternal vigilance, it would be difficult for those plotting to rig to write fake election results”, he said.


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