Obazee pledged his support, alongside that of his followers, to Ize-Iyamu believed to be the aspirant to beat at the party primary election. An appreciative and ecstatic Ize-Iyamu has thanked Obazee for his thoughtfulness and selfless gesture. In a statement signed by John Mayaki, the director of communication and media of his campaign organization, Ize-Iyamu expressed gratitude to Obazee and described his support as another “important boost” for his aspiration days before the primary election. He said: “Hon. Osaro Obazee is a fine politician whose entrance into the race no doubt injected more life and excitement. He campaigned from his heart and took his message to members and followers of our party across the state. I am grateful to him for his endorsement and very confident that it will provide an important boost to our bid as we approach the primary election of our great party.”
Ize-Iyamu had a few days ago also received the endorsement of all serving members of the House of Representatives on the platform of the APC representing their different constituencies in the state.