- No doubt, the Edo 2020 gubernatorial election will be a very tough one
- Just to be sure, Governor Godwin Obaseki has not only picked his form, but he has also submitted it
- Obaseki submitted the form at the APC national secretariat on Wednesday, June 3
To make certain his resolve to contest in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Edo, Governor Godwin Obaseki has picked and submitted his form.
Obaseki submitted the nomination and expression of interest form at the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday, June 3.
The form was received by Barrister Emma Ibidiro, the national organising secretary, The Nation reports.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the APC's gubernatorial aspirant in Edo, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, had reacted to claims that he had 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.”
In another post, Legit.ng reported that Ize-Iyamu 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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