- Two main leaders from Edo North, Chief Mike Oghiadomhe and senator Yisa Braimoh, testified to the competence of Edo PDP candidate, pastor Ize- Iyamu, saying Ize-Iyamu is best equipped among the candidates to govern the state.
- The two men who spoke separately in praise of the candidate.
Senator Braimoh, who said he had known pastor Ize- Iyamu for over two decades, described him as a man who was not only very capable, industrious and hard-working, but known for his open-mindedness and interest in the development of Edo State. He said the PDP candidate was not interested in building houses or palaces, but was concerned about the distribution of dividends of democracy to the people. While Senator Braimoh accused Governor Adams Oshiomhole of diverting state resources for the development of his village; Iyanmo, saying the governor has pushed to his village at the expense of other places in the five local government areas that voted for him immensely at the 2007 and 2012 elections. Meanwhile, Chief Mike Oghiadomhe, who said he had the opportunity to work closely with the Pastor Ize-Iyamu when he was the Deputy Governor of Edo State said: “This gentleman, Ize-Iyamu is someone I worked with. We worked together in the great old days, and I can tell you he is a man who is very hard-working, a painstaking man who is not only competent, but has a nose for details. “He said the PDP governorship candidate was a man very engaged in the development of the state and would ensure that the water flows again in Edo North, young people are employed, and industries would be built for the senatorial zone.