By SIMON EBEGBULEM
BENIN—THE South-South Vice-Chairman of Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, yesterday, declared that the 2016 governorship election in Edo State would not tear the party apart as insinuated.
The ACN leader, who also reacted to rumours that he was in the governorship race for 2016, said the issue of who will succeed Governor Adams Oshiomhole was in the hands of God and the people of Edo State.
He said: “I think what is more sensible for now is to allow the comrade governor settle down and do what he has promised to do, take Edo State to the next level and all those who mean well must assist him to achieve that because if he achieves that, it makes it easier for the party in subsequent elections.
“If Oshiomhole does very well in the second term, the people will place their trust in the party. So the priority for now is to help the governor to perform even better than he did in his first tenure.
“We might have our own personal ambitions but we need to subordinate them for the bigger picture of ensuring that he does well. When it is time to begin to express interest for various positions, those who are interested will ado so.