Ize-Iyamu clings Edo APC guber ticket


Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has emerged the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the September 2020 election.

Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma who declared Ize-Iyamu winner of the direct primary defeating Pius Odubu and Osaro Obazee said the election was a formality in accordance with the guidelines of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Ize-Iyamu winner won the direct primary election with a total of 27,838 votes to defeat Dr. Pius Odubu who scored 3,776 and Osaro Obazee who got 2,751 votes. The exercise held across the 192 wards of the 18 local government areas of the state.

Meanwhile, the Governorship Primary Election Committee has commended the peaceful process of the direct primaries across the 18 Local Government Areas (LGAs)of the state.

The committee’s Secretary, Sen. Ajibola Basiru, who made the commendation in a statement on Monday in Benin, however, advised the public to disregard purported results of the primary being displayed in the social media.

According to him, voting has been concluded in some wards and few local government areas in the state while it had yet to be concluded in others and results will be announced at the state collation center.

“It has been drawn to our attention that some results are flying about in the social media and we will like to inform the general public not to take any of those results seriously.

“Only authenticated results by the electoral committee at the end of the exercise will suffice.

“So far the exercise has been peaceful and COVID-19 regulations compliant,” he said