- APC's candidate for the Edo election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has declared that he would be victorious
- Ize-Iyamu made the declaration on Monday, September 7, while featuring on Channels TV
- The former PDP candidate said that he is the next governor of the state
The All Progressives Congress (APC)'s candidate for the Edo state governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has declared that nothing would make him lose the poll.
Speaking on Politics Today, the Channels TV flagship programme, Ize-Iyamu, said that his victory at the poll is not negotiable, adding that the people of the state would decide who to govern them on Saturday, September 19.
Legit.ng gathered that in a veil reference to the Governor of the state, Godwin Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu said the people of the state cannot be pulled by threat.
"I will not lose. I can tell you this is God's time. You cannot pull people by threat. He has only one vote," he said.
He said the former national chairman of APC and ex-governor of the state, Adams Oshiomhole is an elder statesman in Edo state, adding that, "there is no part of the state you would not see his legacy."
Ize-Iyamu also said that he doesn't believe in abuse of power, saying President Muhammadu Buhari has many issues to attend to for him to start telling him about the security situation in Edo state.
He said: "I don't believe in abuse of power. The President has many issues to attend to for me to start telling him about the security situation in Edo state."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that ahead of the Edo and Ondo states governorship elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), expressed concern over comments made by politicians that could stir violence and diminish the poll.
It was reported that Rotimi Oyekanmi, INEC's chief press secretary made the statement on Sunday, September 6, at a webinar organized by the International press centre (IPC).
In another report, Obaseki said part of the reasons his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole, was against his reelection bid was his reversal of the sale of Edaiken Market.
The governor noted that the battle over who wins the forthcoming election is between him and Oshiomhole, and not the flagbearer of the APC, Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
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