- Edo APC governorship candidate, Ize-Iyamu, has reacted to his defeat to Obaseki
- Ize-Iyamu said he is studying the results of the election and will soon announce his next move
- The APC governorship candidate thanked his supporters for their support and determination during the election
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The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has released a statement following his defeat at the just-concluded Edo governorship election.
Ize-Iyamu lost to the incumbent governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Godwin Obaseki.
Obaseki polled a total number of 307,955 to defeat his main challenger, Ize-Iyamu who scored 223,619.
Legit.ng reports that after collating and sorting of the election results, the electoral umpire declared that Obaseki won 13 local governments out of the 18 local government areas of the state.
In his official reaction after INEC's declaration, Ize-Iyamu thanked and appreciated his supporters for their support and determination during the election just as he claimed that they "had to endure many evils including being prevented from voting".
The APC governorship candidate said he is currently studying the results of the election and will soon announce his next move.
"I thank and appreciate my supporters, who had to endure many evils including being prevented from voting, for their support and determination during the election.
"I assure you all that I am studying the results along with other party members and will announce my next move soon," he tweeted.
Meanwhile, Governor Godwin Obaseki has reacted to his victory as the winner of the just-concluded Edo state governorship election.
Obaseki said words failed in commending his supporters, saying their collective will made the "triumph over godfatherism" possible, apparently referring to the former national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole.
"Words fail me in saluting our teeming supporters who displayed immense courage in the face of threats, intimidation and brutalization. The collective will of Edo people made it possible for us this triumph over godfatherism. Congratulations to all Edo people. This is our victory!" he tweeted.
In another report, a former PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, on Sunday, September 20, reacted to the reelection of Governor Obaseki.
In a statement made available to Legit.ng, Atiku congratulated Governor Obaseki noting that the end of godfatherism has come in Nigeria.
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