- Osagie Ize-Iyamu has been advised to accept the results of the Edo guber
- The advice was given by the leadership of the APC on Wednesday, September 23
- Ize-Iyamu met with the interim chairman of the APC, Mai Mala Buni and Governor Yahaya Bello
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Reliable reports indicate that the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has advised its candidate in the Edo gubernatorial election to accept the outcome of the poll in good faith.
This was reported by This Day after a meeting held by Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi, Ize-Iyamu and the chairman of APC's caretaker and extra-ordinary national convention planning committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni in Abuja on Wednesday, September 23.
The online newspaper noted that the position of the ruling party came after President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki over his victory in the election.
Moreover, the party followed suit and published a statement hailing the Edo governor on his re-election. The statement was signed by Governor Buni of Yobe state.
“September 19, 2020, Edo State governorship election is over, the winner has been declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the person of Mr. Godwin Obaseki, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
"We hereby congratulate the winner of the election, the people of Edo State and all Nigerians. The peaceful conduct of the election and its outcome represent a victory for Nigeria’s democracy.”
Meanwhile, after the APC suffered a crucial defeat in the September 19 governorship election in Edo state, the party's former national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, has finally broken his silence.
The former Edo state governor said he was moved to tears during the election when he saw elderly women who were determined to cast their ballot despite some hitches in the process.
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He said rather than get frustrated over how malfunctioning card readers slowed down the process, the people waited patiently.
Oshiomhole who reportedly spoke to GEE Africa TV said while many expected him to be downcast over the outcome of the exercise, he is feeling good.
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