- The defeated governorship candidate of the APC in Edo, Ize-Iyamu, met with the party's caretaker chairman in Abuja on Wednesday
- It was gathered that Ize-Iyamu was persuaded at the meeting to accept the outcome of the election
- Ize-Iyamu was defeated by the candidate of the PDP and incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki
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After his defeat in the September 19 governorship election in Edo state, the All Progressives Congress (APC)'s candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has made a first public appearance.
The Nation reported that Ize-Iyamu had a closed-door meeting with the chairman of the APC caretaker committee and governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni, on Wednesday, September 23, in Abuja.
Legit.ng gathers that the governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello was also present at the meeting which took place at the Abuja residence of the chairman.
Though the agenda of the meeting was not disclosed to the public, The Nation cited an anonymous source as hinting that Ize-Iyamu was persuaded to accept the outcome of the election.
It was also gathered that the meeting discussed the way forward for Ize-Iyamu after the election.
Ize-Iyamu was defeated by the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and incumbent governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the United States government has commended Governor Obaseki and Ize-Iyamu for promoting peace during the just concluded Edo governorship election.
The commendation to both politicians was contained in a tweet by the US mission on Wednesday.
The consulate also congratulated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Nigerian security services for the role they played during the election and applauded the people of Edo state for exercising their voting rights.
However, a fresh tension is brewing in the state as Peters Osawaru Omoragbon, candidate of the National Conscience Party (NCP) at the election called for the annulment.
Omoragbon urged INEC to cancel the election over what he termed as the illegal exclusion of his party’s logo and name on the ballot by the electoral commission.
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