- The APC's chance to win the forthcoming Edo guber got a boost with the reported endorsement of its candidate by the SDP
- SDP's chairman in Edo state and some party leaders said they have decided to endorse Ize-Iyamu in his bid to unseat Governor Obaseki
- The Edo state governorship election is scheduled to hold on Saturday, September 19
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As the Edo state governorship election approaches, a major political party has reportedly pitched its tent with the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
The Sun reports that the Edo state chapter of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) endorsed Ize-Iyamu as its preferred choice the much-reported election.
According to the newspaper, SDP's chairman in Edo state, Asimu Yakubu, made this known when he led other members of the party to declare support for Ize-Iyamu.
Yakubu was reported to have said: "We have sat down and discussed all the candidates’ pedigrees and members arrived at supporting Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu for Governor of Edo state.
"There is no regrets in endorsing Ize-Iyamu as the SDP believes that he has all it takes to take the State to the next level and bring development and hope to the people of the state."
Another leader in the party identified as Peter Imasolovia said the SDP as a family had no choice but to support Pastor Ize-Iyamu’s ambition to become the governor of Edo state.
The Edo state governorship election is scheduled to hold on Saturday, September 19, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Earlier, Legit.ng reported Governor Godwin Obaseki had declared his readiness to accept defeat in the coming governorship election in Edo state.
However, he said this is based on the condition that he was beaten fairly.
Obaseki disclosed this when he spoke with reporters after his visit to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu at the Force Headquarters in Abuja.
The governor who insisted that he is sure of a convincing victory said he is still worried about the security of voters in the state. According to him, his visit to the IGP is about security.
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