Ize-Iyamu respects me, he is like my younger brother – Obaseki

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Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki says his opponent representing the all progressives congress, (APC) for the upcoming governorship election, Ize-Iyamu respects him and is like a younger brother to him.

Speaking at the palace of the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, on Wednesday when key political players gathered for a peace meeting, Obaseki pointed out that he has and will never engage in election violence as he is the chief security officer of the state.

“Actually, the point I’ll make, Your Majesty, is that I’m acting in two capacities: as the chief security officer of the State as the incumbent Governor and as a candidate. I think it’s important that I make that separation, he said.

“That’s why I’m emphasising that as the chief security officer and incumbent, I swore to an oath and I don’t have any issue with swearing to that oath to my God that I will not participate, I’ve never participated, I’ll never participate in violence particularly when it affects the people I’m governing.

“I’ll never. I’ve never. Let it also be on record that I have no problem whatsoever with my brother, Osagie Ize-Iyamu. We are contesting for the same position but we have no personal animosity between us.

“I treat him like my younger brother and he respects me. He gives me my respect and that is the relationship we enjoy. So, Your Majesty, I just wanted to make that point.”


  1. A loving smile & a heart of gold your dearest person this world can hold though heart fails & life departs you will live as a friend forever in my heart….that is real friends.

  2. You see am! that’s why I don’t like putting my mouth in politicians matter because they might fight today tomorrow they know where they will settle their problems. But their followers don’t seem to understand that one

  3. That’s what we want to hear from those politicians because politics it’s not do or die affairs, once they understand that they are here to serve people not to be there leader everything will be simple in there heart.

  4. Politics of nowadays in Nigeria have turned to do or die affairs in front of our politicians. I think those politicians do not have the love of their country in their hearts, and more so they should learn how to serve the country not having embezzling the wealth of Nigeria in their minds. Both (obaseki and POI) should not fight one another because of election, they are all brothers.

  5. This is so nice to hear. I hope you have made your followers to know this and made it to sink right deep into their ears and mind. Because they are the ones that will go and start carrying ballot boxes and start destructions and even killing themselves for you politicians
    In as much as you are contesting for one post, the two of you are brothers from Edo and having said that, whoever that wins, his motive should be to make Edo state better

  6. Is there a real brother in Nigeria politics? They might b brothers outside d race but inside d race for now they both see themselves as common enemy.

  7. Nice one I’m happy to hear this from a leader, this is the type of leadership we pray for. Obaseki has been trying so far and I pray to God to give you second chance to rule again and people of Edo State are behind you and most important is God and is already with you. May God be with you and people of Edo State and entirely Nigerians.

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