Contrary to some opinions about his electoral loss, the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu says he was not downcast for not winning.
The second time governorship candidate made this known at a special thanksgiving service held in his Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG), Soul Winners Assembly, in Benin City on Sunday.
Ize-Iyamu was at the church to celebrate the successful conclusion of the September 19 governorship election and dismissed notions that he was downcast for not being declared the winner.
He stated that he chose to express gratitude to God for the exercise, as well as immensely thank supporters and those who assisted him, adding that God expects Man to offer him praises in all situations.
A pastor and politician, Ize-Iyamu while delivering the Sunday sermon titled “Utilising Opportunities”, said every opportunity must be seized to achieve an aim.
Speaking on the electoral process and its outcome, Pastor Ize-Iyamu averred that defeat is an imagined state, and that since the exercise he had not felt defeated.
He however admonished his supporters not to allow the seed of defeat germinate amongst them, as God has decreed that all the “Earth is theirs”.
Also speaking at the church service, the Edo State Regional Pastor of the RCCG, Professor Dele Balogun, stated that God may allow the loss of a battle and later win the war to test one’s faith, urging Supporters of Pastor Ize-Iyamu not to lose focus.