- Osagie Ize-Iyamu has said that he will not drop his ambition of becoming the next Edo governor
- The APC gubernatorial aspirant was reacting to claims that he has quitted the governorship race
- Ize-Iyamu called on Nigerians to disregard the rumours which he claimed was spread by persons who lack credibility
The All Progressives Congress (APC)'s gubernatorial aspirant in Edo, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has reacted to claims that he has quitted the governorship race.
Ize-Iyamu described the report as laughable attempts by his detractors to mislead Nigerians, party members and supporters.
The politician added that the false claims were fabricated by those who are afraid of challenging him at the polls during the forthcoming election.
Ize-Iyamu, therefore, called on the public to disregard the rumours propagated by persons who lack credibility.
Denying the claims, Ize-Iyamu's media aide, John Mayaki, in a statement said: “It is a deliberate falsehood created and circulated by those who are afraid to confront him at the polls and are thus seeking ways to cause confusion and mislead the people.
“Pastor Osagie Ize Iyamu enjoys swelling support from party members across the 18 LGAs of the state. Therefore, he has no reason to quit the race.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the consensus candidature of Ize-Iyamu of the APC might have hit a brick wall as chairmen of the party in Edo state said he did not meet the conditions for a waiver granted to him by some members of the NWC.
The chairmen from the 18 local government said Ize-Iyamu as the consensus candidate would not stand as he was not a member of the party.
The APC chairmen led by Ben Oghomu, on Thursday, May 28, at the state party secretariat in Benin, described Ize-Iyamu’s consensus candidature in Abuja on Tuesday, May 26, as null, void and of no effect.
They went on to note that the conditions for waiver prescribed by the party’s constitution have not been met, adding that Ize-Iyamu is not a member of APC.
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