By Festus Fifen.
Edo State Born business Mogul and Elder statesman, Captain Hosa Okunbo, has again reiterated his commitment to support the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Pastor Osagie Ize- Iyamu in the coming governorship election in his native Edo State because he. believes the man Ize-Iyamu is an honest man, contented, and also someone that would promote agricultural revolution in the state and positively engage the teeming youths of the state if elected into office.
In an interactive session with the senior editor in Abuja on Saturday where he spoke about almost every area of his life, business, and Political interest, Captain Okunbo said he is a stakeholder in Edo State and the progress of the state is very paramount to him adding that just like the market woman who sells pepper and tomatoes in the market is a stakeholder and her choice should be respected, he would also want his own choice to be respected and that choice come September 19, 2020, would be Ize-Iyamu.
In his words, “I have seen his (Ize-Iyamu’s) blueprint and I can see that he knew what he would do with the mandate Edo State people are going to give him,”
“He has been a farmer all along and I so much cherish that. I am into farming too and I want to tell you that one goldmine Nigeria has not explored for the betterment of our people is agriculture. And I think being a pastor and farmer, Ize-Iyamu is in the right position harness the farming potentials of the state.”
When asked if he was bankrolling Ize-Iyamu’s election and if he expected anything in return, Captain Okunbo said what he was doing in his native Edo State is like a humanitarian service.
According to Captain Hosa, “I always tell people that I am a ‘Red Cross’ as far as this election is concerned. All I am doing is for the progress of the state and I see in Ize-Iyamu someone who can move the state forward. I am not a politician and you can quote me: I will never go to Ize-Iyamu as governor to tell him how much I spent and he should pay me back. Quote me again, I would never do that,”
He added that Edo State deserved whatever sacrifice he could make to bring good governance back into the state after what he described as four years of perpetually pushing the state into debts.
speaking in why he does not have any foundation to his name yet, Captain Hosa said he has clear instructions from God not to publicize his philanthropic services to humanity as this would rob him of the blessing of God.
” maybe my children will do that, but as for me, having a foundation will make me publicize my efforts to the betterment of humanity. I can tell you for free that about 70 percent of what I make goes back to society, I don’t publicize them because that will be contrary to the instructions God gave to me”
He, therefore, used the medium to call on all well-meaning Voters in Edo state who has the state at heart to vote massively for the All progressive Congress Candidate Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu come September 19, 2020 in order to move the state forward.